Press Releases

2012


Arizona Chamber Commends Gov. Brewer, TPT Task Force
Dec. 13, 2012

PHOENIX - The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry commends the work of a TPT (Transaction Privilege Tax) task force assembled by Gov. Jan Brewer, which today released its recommendations for simplifying Arizona’s complicated sales tax system.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Welcomes 100th Board Member
Nov. 16, 2012

PHOENIX — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to announce that Nick Goodman, CEO of Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN, is the Chamber’s newest board member. With his election, Mr. Goodman is the 100th member of the Arizona Chamber Board of Directors.

Arizona Chamber Foundation Report Examines Economic Opportunities for Arizona Veterans
Nov. 9, 2012

PHOENIX – As we take time to honor the service of our active military, National Guard, Reservists and veterans this Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, the Arizona Chamber Foundation releases today a report highlighting the importance of veteran employment and providing specific policy recommendations for Arizona.

Chambers, business organizations stand with Jerry Lewis
Nov. 1, 2012

As leaders of chambers of commerce and business organizations, we are shocked and dismayed by the outrageous attacks that have been leveled against Sen. Jerry Lewis by his opponents.

Chambers, business organizations stand with John McComish
Nov. 1, 2012

As leaders of chambers of commerce and leading business organizations in Arizona we find it outrageous that to date over $300,000 of union and other outside money has been injected into the state Senate contest between Sen. John McComish and his opponent to attack the character of the sitting senator. The attacks present an entirely misleading portrait of one of the most thoughtful, independent members of our state Legislature.

Arizona Chamber Lauds Sandra Watson Selection to Lead ACA
Oct. 16, 2012

PHOENIX – Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement following the announcement that Sandra Watson has been named the new president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority:

Arizona Manufacturers Council Congratulates Arizona Members of Congress Recognized for Manufacturing Advocacy
Oct. 10, 2012

PHOENIX – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has named seven Arizona members of Congress as recipients of the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

Chamber joins other business groups in opposing Prop 204
Oct. 9, 2012

PHOENIX – As the proponents of Proposition 204 resort to increasingly negative tactics in their quest to permanently increase the state sales tax by one billion dollars per year, the undersigned members of the Arizona business community are setting the record straight on our reasons for joining Gov. Jan Brewer, Treasurer Doug Ducey and retired Intel Chairman and CEO Dr. Craig Barrett in opposing Proposition 204.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, U.S. Chamber Endorse Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate
Sep. 28, 2012

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced their endorsement of Rep. Jeff Flake for the U.S. Senate.

Arizona business organizations issue letter regarding the EPA's proposed Federal Implementation Plan
Jul. 25, 2012

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined representatives of Arizona's business community in issuing a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding their proposed Federal Implementation Plan (FIP).

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Weighs in on Five Ballot Measures
Jul. 9, 2012

PHOENIX - The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today announced that it has endorsed four propositions that will appear on the November ballot. The Chamber opposes another measure, the Quality Education and Jobs initiative, whose ballot status will soon be decided.

Governor Brewer Applauds Congressional Designation of Interstate 11
Jun. 28, 2012

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today celebrated the inclusion in the federal Transportation Bill of the Interstate 11 corridor, a concept she has aggressively pursued to better link Arizona to national and international trade routes.

New Chairman and Officers Installed at Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jun. 28, 2012

PHOENIX — Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in anticipation of the July 1 start of the Chamber’s next fiscal year and the installation of a new chairman and a slate of new officers:

Arizona Business Organizations' Statement on Supreme Court's Decision on S.B. 1070
Jun. 25, 2012

PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today celebrated the inclusion in the federal Transportation Bill of the Interstate 11 corridor, a concept she has aggressively pursued to better link Arizona to national and international trade routes.

Looming defense cuts likely to mean deep economic pain for Arizona
Jun. 21, 2012

PHOENIX - Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer released the following statement in reaction to a National Association of Manufacturers report released today that finds that Arizona could lose over 100,000 jobs over an eight year period if automatic budget cuts to federal defense projects as called for by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011 occur:

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Releases 2012 Endorsements for Legislature, Corporation Commission
Jun. 12, 2012

PHOENIX - The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released its primary and general election endorsements for the State Senate, State House of Representatives and Arizona Corporation Commission. The Chamber is excited to endorse 23 Senate, 33 House and three ACC candidates who share the Chamber’s pro-business, jobs-friendly agenda.

Arizona Manufacturers Council Announces Award Winners at Manufacturer of the Year Luncheon
May 11, 2012

PHOENIX - At its annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon today, the Arizona Manufacturers Council recognized outstanding Arizona companies and individuals for their excellent work and advocacy on behalf of Arizona industry.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announces new Public Policy Participants (P3)
Apr. 19, 2012

PHOENIX - The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to announce the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as its two newest Public Policy Participants (P3). These agreements further unite the Arizona business community and ensure that businesses of all sizes, from across the state, have their voice heard at the Arizona Capitol and with our federal partners.

Arizona Chamber joins Phoenix Chamber in urging adoption of HB 2519
Apr. 3, 2012

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined the Phoenix Chamber in urging adoption of House Bill 2519. The bill makes key reforms to the state unemployment insurance system.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thanks Sen. Griffin for Her Support of HB 2744
Mar. 19, 2012

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Arizona Manufacturer's Council issued a letter last week thanking Senator Gail Griffin (R-Dist 25) for her support of the Arizona Chamber's Regulatory Reform Bill (HB 2744).

Arizona Chamber Foundation Study Examines Proposal to Encourage Private Capital Investment
Jan. 12, 2012

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber Foundation today released a study that examines the economic and fiscal impact of the Arizona New Markets Jobs Growth Investment Initiative, a proposal aimed at encouraging private capital investment in existing growth stage Arizona businesses.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Unveils 2012 Business Agenda
Jan. 6, 2012

PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released its 2012 Business Agenda at the organization’s annual Legislative Forecast Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix before a record crowd of over 950 attendees.