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Arizona New Economy Partnership Formed

December 10, 1999

Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull has announced the formation of the Arizona Partnership for the New Economy, a 35-member steering committee appointed to purse the following goals:

  • Define the New Economy and its importance to Arizona;
  • Assess Arizona’s current readiness and establish benchmarks for measuring progress; and,
  • Develop strategies for correcting any perceived deficiencies in responding to the opportunities presented by the New Economy.

Alan Hald and Ted Ferris were named as co-chairs of the committee. Hald is co-founder of MicroAge and Ferris serves as the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff and policy advisor on economic matters. Other members of the committee come from high-tech industry, financial and investment firms, business and trade associations, academia, the media, and the general public.

The Governor asked the Partnership for the New Economy to conclude its work by October 2000, so that she can present a comprehensive set of recommendations to the Legislature seated in January 2001.

More information may be found on the web at: http://www.governor.state.az.us/news/index.html