Policy and Advocacy
2023 Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Arizona Manufacturers Council Business Agenda
Arizona Manufactures Council, State & Federal Issues
Make Arizona a destination of the re-shoring of manufacturing jobs. Attract and retain investment in Arizona manufacturing.
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE
Support workforce training and educational policies that align with manufacturers’ needs. Advocate for policies that close the skills gap and prepare workers’ manufacturing careers. Improve employer access to highly skilled employees. Support Arizona’s higher education institutions providing meaningful accessible post-secondary choices for students in building the talent pipeline for high demand, well-paying jobs.
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Support effective, evidence-based, balanced and feasible environmental policies. Ensure access to diverse and reliable energy supplies for manufacturing.
IMMIGRATION AND TRADE
Advocate for fair, predictable, and open trade policies to create a globally competitive manufacturing climate. Support efforts to modernize and expand trade and global commerce. Promote the creation of new trade agreements. Enhance workforce needs through legal immigration reform.
Assist manufacturers with infrastructure needs.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Update outdated regulations to reflect advancements in manufacturing. Protect employers’ rights and reduce unnecessary regulatory interference. Protect employee rights.
REGULATORY AND LEGAL REFORM
Expedite business permitting and licensing processes. Continue to improve Arizona’s tort and legal system. Reduce legal and regulatory barriers.
Advocate for a competitive tax climate. Maintain competitive tax incentives to encourage business growth and economic development.
DEFENSE, AEROSPACE & AVIATION
Maintain Arizona’s position as a premier host for military installations and national defense operations. Make Arizona a leader in autonomous systems. Support Arizona’s development of commercial and defense sectors relating to space.