Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Recaps “Top Five Victories” for Business
PHOENIX – When the Second Regular Session of Arizona’s 51st Legislature adjourned in the early morning hours of April 24, 2014, the state’s business community could claim several victories on critical issues. The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), whose Public Affairs team worked closely with lawmakers throughout the 101-day session, offers its “Top Five Victories” on behalf of Arizona business:
If you missed yesterday’s Public Affairs Committee meeting, here are the highlights:
As the legislative session winds down, the Chamber’s Public Affairs team is shifting focus to the City of Phoenix budget process.
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Phoenix’s City Manager, Ed Zuercher and with city budget staff presented an in-depth city budget presentation to the Public Affairs Committee.
The Chamber supports HB 2289—telecommunications; broadband infrastructure; accelerated depreciation. This bill establishes an accelerated depreciation schedule for property tax purposes for broadband infrastructure in order to address a discrepancy in tax depreciation between centrally accessed telecommunication companies and new telecommunications companies.
If you missed last Friday’s Public Affairs Committee meeting, here are the highlights:
We had not one, but two great guest speakers: State Senator Michele Reagan and Michael Kies, Arizona Project Manager for the I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study for the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The Chamber supports policies that allow and encourage education institutions to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
Universities and other Arizona research institutions are important drivers of economic development. They support business in vital areas of growth, including the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the support of new companies in developing industries of opportunity for the Phoenix region and the State.