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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 16, 2018
PHOENIX – The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce thanks Governor Ducey and the Legislature for prioritizing school funding and increasing teacher pay to address the crisis facing Arizona. A strong education system is the cornerstone to ensuring Arizona’s future workforce has the skills to meet the needs of our businesses and job creators. We applaud the Governor for putting forward the 20X2020 Plan and look forward to working with his office and the Legislature on the details to ensure the plan meets the needs of our member businesses across all industries, as well as Arizona’s education system, and is enacted without delay.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s public affairs and workforce readiness committees advocate to enhance academic achievement and accountability while offering appropriate skill training that answers employment needs to create a more effective workforce. These committees’ legislative priorities, as defined in the Chamber’s board-approved Public Policy Guide, focus on both employment policies and job training, as well as K-12 and higher education.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber will work collaboratively with the Governor and Legislature to ensure a fiscally sustainable and responsible plan is passed.
About the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,400 businesses across the Greater Phoenix region, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce promotes regional prosperity by serving as a catalyst for economic vitality and strong communities. The Chamber pursues this mission by collaborating with business, political and community leaders to grow the regional talent pool, create a regional approach to economic development and drive a pro-Arizona agenda.