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Legislative Priorities for the Technology Sector Outlined in Arizona Technology Council’s 2020 Public Policy Guide

January 7, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 7, 2020--

Emphasizing its legislative priorities for 2020, the Arizona Technology Council today announced its annual Public Policy Guide is available for download here. The top priorities for this year include providing new sources for risk capital to encourage entrepreneurship, extending the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit and Small Business Capital Investment Incentive program, supporting science and technology job creation and retention, and attracting the STEM talent required to compete in a global innovation economy.

“Each year we release this guide to identify where we need to focus our efforts to continue improving our state’s technology ecosystem,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “The 2020 Public Policy Guide is focused on risk capital and talent because these are the two key priorities that will accelerate the growth we have experienced over the past few years.”

The Council is the principal advocate for science- and technology-based companies in Arizona. The organization continuously monitors federal, state and city legislation and policies impacting the sustainability and growth of Arizona’s technology industry.

The Public Policy Guide is key to informing the Council’s members and the wider technology community of the organization’s advocacy activities, principals and positions. It aims to help elected officials at all levels of government as they craft policies that will affect Arizona’s economy and technology sector for years to come.

The Council’s public policy priorities for 2020 include:

Visit www.aztechcouncil.org to learn more about the Council’s public policy activities.

About the Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, visionaries and community members to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit www.aztechcouncil.org.

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT BIOTECHNOLOGY OTHER EDUCATION STATE/LOCAL HEALTH PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION OTHER SCIENCE

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