Privatization of Arizona's Commerce Dept.

This could be interesting... I'm not exactly in the center of the political world, but I have to say our economy here in Arizona has a lot more room to expand and breathe than in most other cities in our nation. It's such a young state in constant flux with plenty of potential, and this potential could go either way. Doesn't it make sense to have the actual business sector weighing in on these decisions? Use the comment box below to weigh in, I'm interested in your opinions...

Governor pitches plan to privatize commerce department

Phoenix Business Journal - by Chris Casacchia

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday unveiled a plan to privatize the Arizona Department of Commerce.

The model calls for a private-sector leadership board and pushes the state to be more responsive to the needs of the business community and seek more opportunities.


The quasi-public relationship will continue to manage state incentives in attracting and expanding businesses, while engaging the private-sector through a 15-member board composed of CEOs from across Arizona and chaired by the governor, said ADOC spokesman David Drennon.


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