The Arizona Manufacturers Council is the voice of Arizona manufacturing. We are a community of makers dedicated to creating the innovations that safeguard and improve people’s lives and to providing the jobs that anchor Arizona’s economy. We are the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers and we aim to promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.
To promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.
- Ensure that Arizona provides a globally competitive environment for the manufacturing sector that invites capital, promotes innovation, and furthers investment in research and development.
- Create an economical and understandable regulatory and legal environment that facilitates manufacturing operations.
- Support a taxation system that promotes capital investments and improves the manufacturing sector’s global competitiveness.
- Promote the creation of new free trade agreements to strengthen relationships with our trading partners in order
to bolster the state’s economy while opposing any federal regulations that would reduce Arizona’s global economic competitiveness.
- Improve employer access to highly skilled employees and support continued state investment in career and technical education (CTE) and workforce system- industry collaboration.
- Support strong accountability measures, innovative management techniques, enhanced academic rigor, and efficient use of resources to improve education throughout Arizona.
- Improve Arizona’s workers’ compensation system to boost employee care and ensure cost efficient use of employer dollars.
- Support the development of a multi- modal transportation system and more efficient border ports to facilitate the movement of goods and services.
- Support a market-driven health care system that makes it easy for employers to provide health insurance benefits to their employees.
- Remove barriers to public infrastructure investment to retain and attract manufacturing.
- Federal labor policy should encourage workplace flexibility and reflect employer needs.
- Ensure state primacy whenever possible, including in environmental regulatory matters and ADOSH/OSHA safety programs.