In the inaugural edition of its annual report, the Arizona Technology Council recaps a year of strong results to help demonstrate why it has become the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest-growing tech hub in the nation.
“This report crystalizes how strategic elements that we have honed for years contribute to a healthy, vibrant technology sector throughout Arizona and around the world,” says Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “Fueled by a passion for technology, we are leading the effort to meet the future needs of the industry through the development of technical talent, increased access to risk capital, the support of a healthy ecosystem and connectivity across all constituents.”
The report showcases the Council’s best financial performance, with the net addition of more than 80 new members in 2014 that contributed to its now having a membership exceeding 800. Two new partners for Business Essentials — its products and services discount platforms — were introduced last year: a pooled-risk, self-insured medical insurance program, and a 401(k) retirement plan for all member companies. The Council also took a stand against Arizona Senate Bill 1062 by leading the effort for 120 CEOs to sign a letter to the governor successfully petitioning for the bill’s veto — an effort recognized with three leadership awards.
The full report can be viewed or downloaded at www.aztechcouncil.org.