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Arizona Chamber president releases statement regarding DACA

Following an order by President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, (DACA), Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer, released a statement about the action.

Trump promotes PING golf equipment during Made in America Day

President Donald Trump recently highlighted Arizona golf equipment company PING during a day he deemed Made in America Day to celebrate manufacturers in the United States.

Arizona Chamber calls for modernizing NAFTA

Recommending an approach to streamline the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry recently sent suggestions to newly appointed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

An opportunity for Arizona arises as lawmakers and Trump revisit NAFTA, officials say

Arizona should view President Donald Trump's opening of a 90-day consultation before renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as an “opportunity,” United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently said.

Hamer lauds Arizona’s school grading scale

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Glenn Hamer recently commended the state Board of Education for adopting a uniform grading system for K-12 public schools.

Local group advocates for school funding proposal

Local leaders are advocating for Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal for results-based funding for Arizona schools ahead of final negotiations over the state budget.

Tech summit highlights importance of research facilities in Arizona

Together with the governor’s office and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona Commerce Authority hosted the Arizona Tech Innovation Summit last month to discuss the state with leading professionals and investors.

Arizona hosts first summit highlighting technology innovation in the state

The first Technology Innovation Summit was recently held to highlight innovation in Arizona.

Bill that would name Arizona businesses that take tax credit unnecessary, chamber says

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern about the impact House Bill 2422 will have on the local economy.

Arizona Chamber shares budget task force recommendations with Legislature

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shared its Fiscal Policy Task Force budget with members of the Legislature.

Arizona chamber, Tucson Hispanic chamber back Ducey's education budget plan

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said in a recent letter posted on the Arizona Chamber of Commerce website that they support Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed K-12 education budget.

Arizona chamber CEO urges making NAFTA better

Glenn Hamer, CEO and president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently said it is time to see the 23-year-old NAFTA agreement “modernized and made better.”

Arizona Chamber of Commerce president supports unifying state and city tax codes on jet fuel

Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently penned a blog post supporting and amendment to HB 2064 that aims to make Arizona’s airports more competitive through tax code changes.

Former state senator calls for ballot initiative reform

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce recently posted an op-ed article penned by former Republican state Senate President Steve Pierce for the Arizona Daily Sun in which he argues for reforms regarding citizen ballot initiatives.

Flake marks 'Earth, Wind and Fire Week' at U.S. Capitol

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is helping oversee "Earth, Wind and Fire Week" at the U.S. Capitol, where he recently welcomed visiting leaders and voiced support for the passage of bills in these sectors.

Arizona Chamber leader pushes for initiative reform

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO and President Glenn Hamer recently released comments on why Arizona should push for initiative reform across the state to better serve its citizens..

Trip to Hermosillo designed to build trade partnership

The Arizona- Mexico commission spent last week in Hermosillo as the first step in building a trade relationship and to brainstorm topics for the upcoming AMC Plenary.

Business leaders throw support behind governor's education proposals

Business leaders in Arizona are throwing their support behind Gov. Doug Ducey’s ambitious $3.5 billion plan to improve education in low income areas of the state.

#LetsGrow event highlights Arizona's pro-business environnment

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's recent #LetsGrow event highlighted why Arizona is such a good model for other states when it comes to embracing startups and creating jobs.

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