Monthly Archives: May 2014

BidSource: Find it…Bid it…Win it!

Since 1988, the Chamber has fostered business growth through its procurement service, BidSource. Last year, more than one million matched procurement opportunities were delivered to BidSource clients who were awarded more than $180 million in contracts supporting more than 3,615 jobs in our region!

BidSource aggregates bid opportunities available with the Federal government, Arizona government agencies, school districts, colleges, universities and tribal communities plus government bid opportunities available in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and western Texas.  It then matches these opportunities with clients’ businesses and delivers them to their accounts that have been customized for their unique products and services. This match delivery system saves BidSource clients valuable time that can then be dedicated to developing winning proposals.

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What’s the Deal with Taxes?

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce understands that tax policy is complicated and must take into consideration a multitude of factors such as revenue needs, expenses and economic impact.

All potential changes to the tax code should be evaluated for their impact to the economy and the stability of future revenue, with an understanding that business property tax is the most onerous tax on businesses in Arizona. Further, it’s important that tax incentive programs are successful and increase the quality and quantity of jobs in Arizona and stimulate innovation in the marketplace.

Yesterday, the Chamber’s CEO & President Todd Sanders discussed how the elimination of tax credits for businesses would change Arizona’s economic landscape. Read more: http://bit.ly/1oyjLws

 

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Phoenix Chamber Supports Immigration Reform

As a longtime proponent of meaningful immigration policy reform, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce led a regional show of strength calling for immediate Congressional action by hosting one of five simultaneous press conferences this morning.

Business, law enforcement and religious leaders in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Nevada have united for the simultaneous release of a joint letter to Congress calling for prompt action on immigration reform to keep our communities secure and to boost our economy.

The Chamber believes that we have a window of opportunity for Congress to act on this critical issue, and that window is NOW.

You can show your support by reaching out to Arizona’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Let your Representative know that it’s time to Vote on Reform.  You can find your Representative here. Join the conversation on Twitter using #VoteOnReform.

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What’s in a Sentinel Award?

Each year, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce recognizes elected officials with its Sentinel Award. This year the Chamber recognizes Superintendent John Huppenthal, State Senator Steve Pierce, and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri for their willingness to champion efforts that ensure Arizona’s business climate is healthy and competitive.

The Chamber selects elected state and local officials for their outstanding legislative and regulatory work on behalf of the business community. Each recipient must have a strong track record of advocacy for policy reforms that support and help businesses of all sizes.

Attend the 27th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon to celebrate this year’s Sentinel Award winners. Register by Monday, May 12, 2014!

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Let’s Not Forget About Water

Overall, there have been numerous successes for the business community this year, but as we move forward with efforts and plans to continue our State’s comeback, it’s important that policymakers, business leaders and the community at-large engage in a dialogue about one of the State’s most precious resources: water. As a desert state, policy makers must appropriately plan for future water needs of the state’s growing size and economy.

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