February 21, 2014 - GPEC Calls for Veto of SB1062

PHOENIX (February 21) – Under the direction of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, James H. Lundy, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has sent 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.”

A copy of the letter can be viewed here: http://www.gpec.org/sites/default/files/SB1062%20Veto%20Letter%202.21.14.pdf

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