January 10, 2022

In a letter to Governor Ducey, practically 30 statewide enterprise and group leaders have expressed their robust assist for the New Financial system Initiative, the Arizona Board of Regents’ roadmap for rising academic attainment and driving workforce and financial improvement.

“This plan will present the funds essential to increase Arizona’s workforce capability; spur analysis and improvement, with an emphasis on bringing rising applied sciences to market; and guarantee our universities stay engines of financial enlargement and alternative,” the letter states. “NEI builds on the prevailing program strengths at every establishment, with an emphasis on high-growth sectors. That features engineering and the sciences at ASU; well being care and educating at NAU; and agriculture, well being sciences and veterinary medication at UArizona.”

Within the letter, leaders from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Better Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Better Phoenix Financial Council, Better Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, Southern Arizona Management Council and extra requested Gov. Ducey to think about supporting the Initiative, which is able to profit employers and Arizonans statewide.  

“The board and universities are tremendously appreciative of the assist of Arizona’s enterprise and group leaders and their advocacy for advancing the aggressive development of the state by means of the New Financial system Initiative,” stated ABOR Chair Lyndel Manson. “I look ahead to our continued work along with Gov. Ducey to extend academic attainment, advance Arizona’s values and guarantee a vibrant financial system for the long run.”

Sarah Harper, 602-229-2542, 602-402-1341 | Sarah.Ok.Harper@azregents.edu
Julie Newberg, 602-229-2534 | julie.newberg@azregents.edu


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