Under the direction of the chairman of the board of directors, James H. Lundy, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council will be sending a letter to Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer urging the veto of Senate Bill 1062.
As a premiere regional economic development organization, GPEC works hand in hand with the Arizona Commerce Authority to build the case for businesses to locate or expand in Arizona. The business community has collectively worked at building a pro-business environment in Arizona; the passage of Senate Bill 1062 will create a hurdle to overcome in drawing business expansion to our great state.
“I am extremely disappointed in this legislature,” said President and CEO Barry Broome. “We have worked with the legislature over the last five years to help recover Arizona. The legislature’s management of the budget issues the last several years has been instrumental in changing the business platform, and attracting and landing exciting companies.”
More from the letter:
“Under your leadership as Governor, and work done on behalf of the Arizona Commerce Authority in partnership with GPEC, Arizona has been witnessing a comeback. In order to maintain the great momentum, we need to prevent any setbacks which further the agenda to tarnish the business-friendly reputation we have all worked so tirelessly to build.”
A copy of the letter can be found here: http://www.gpec.org/sites/default/files/SB1062%20Veto%20Letter%202.21.14.pdf