The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today launched AZTechBase, an online platform that provides a comprehensive listing of companies, people and investors in Arizona’s technology industry. The goal of AZTechBase is to further elevate the state’s technology ecosystem by providing accurate, current datasets and making the data easily accessible to the community.
There are already more than 2700 Arizona-based companies on the platform, which represents about a third of the state’s existing technology ecosystem.
“One of the most significant challenges Arizona technology leaders have dealt with since our industry began to flourish has been quantifying the ecosystem and sharing its impact,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “AZTechBase provides a substantial benefit to Arizona economic development organizations as they recruit companies from out of state, as well as to our companies in state searching for resources to start up or grow.”
AZTechBase offers vital information with normalized data such as growth, employment, funding, acquisitions and people to determine trends and patterns that define the Arizona technology community. The platform plays a critical role in organizing data and industry insights gathered through the Council’s quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report to track the progress of companies, attract talent, and discover and connect with new companies and people. This report provides a quarterly update on several vital datasets, including technology career wages, number of technology jobs, venture capital, new technology companies/startups and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards.
Additionally, the platform will help support communication and interaction that has been limited by social distancing mandates in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. AZTechBase provides a virtual environment for technology leaders, businesses, investors, talent and economic development organizations to keep a finger on the pulse of the technology ecosystem, as well as collaborate and continue moving the industry forward.
“Arizona has become a global hub for innovation, and the new AZTechBase platform serves as an excellent tool highlighting the strong activity and resources in our ecosystem,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “As Arizona’s leading economic development organization, we are proud to partner with the Arizona Technology Council and provide this excellent source of data that will help communicate a key part of our state’s unique value proposition.”
Everyone has basic access to AZTechBase at no charge and can receive a premium membership through the Council for free. Premium membership provides users with additional accessibility, search functionality and customization options. The premium membership benefits include access to:
- A dashboard to analyze trends and gain insights
- Premium reports with filters and a data export option
- Advanced company search features
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.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create – attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries.