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Arizona Creates Council on Innovation and Technology

February 14, 2003

To help formulate the best approach for the state to deploy to help build a stronger technology sector, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has established a state advisory group of consisting entirely of high tech business leaders. Created by executive order, the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology will recommend ideas for energizing the industry.  The Council will include committees on capital formation, technology transfer and infrastructure and supply chain development.

The Council on Innovation and Technology will focus on implementing a statewide strategy for a smooth transfer of technology from universities to the private sector; attracting more venture capital to the state to assist growing and new tech-based businesses; and developing Arizona's infrastructure so it can support tech growth. Additionally, the Council will provide ongoing long-term policy input to the Governor.

The Governor's press announcement is available at: http://www.governor.state.az.us/press/03_01_31.htm