Our Partners

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.
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Tech Launch Arizona

The University of Arizona is a place of learning, discovery and invention. At Tech Launch Arizona, we bring those discoveries and inventions to the world. We combine the talents of our faculty and researchers together with the experience of entrepreneurs and investors. We cultivate these conversations, fostering ideas that start in the lab, and grow them into new products and businesses. We bring the inventions born of academic research to the world for far-reaching economic and social change.
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In October 2013, one year after launching at the UA, TLA kicked off a regional eco-system partnership with the City of Tucson, the Commercialization Network Alliance (CNA). In this unique, public-private partnership, the city contracted with Tucson-based firm, AZTERA, to work directly with Tech Launch Arizona to build the Wheelhouse Network and to represent the city in entrepreneurial and tech commercialization discussions across Southern Arizona.

Want to learn more about the Commercialization Network Alliance? Email the CNA ambassador, Eric Smith.

Arizona Technology Council

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community and testifies before the state legislature on a regular basis.
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The results are rewarding. Among the many achievements, the Council’s public policy advocacy efforts have created one of the friendliest environments in the country for research and development, right here in Arizona.

To help you keep a better pulse on our public policy positions, we’ve created the fourth annual Public Policy Guide, and have included a copy for you in this mailing. It is also available online, view the Public Policy Guide (PDF).

The 2017 Guide provides a detailed outline of the Council’s advocacy activities, featuring principles and positions to aid elected officials at all levels of government as they craft policies that will affect the technology industry and Arizona’s economy for years to come.

When reviewing the document, you’ll find that our positions and initiatives are crafted to create outcomes like a healthy business climate for technology-related job creation, adequate sources of capital that encourage entrepreneurship and highly trained talent to compete in a global, innovation-based economy.

Cochise College

Cochise College has been recognized nationally for its cost, return on investment and high success rate. At Cochise, students learn about subjects in small classes with individualized attention from faculty who pass along real world experience.

Cochise College graduates can transfer seamlessly to all three Arizona four-year universities. And because of articulation agreements with many out-of-state universities, students can guarantee transfer credits.
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Cochise College has also built strong relations with local and national businesses to offer co-op and internship opportunities in health care, industrial industries and Fort Huachuca. Many of our graduates start careers with Canyon Vista Medical Center, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Cochise County, Northrop Grumman, government agencies and many more.

In February 2016, Cochise College received the full accreditation of 10 years from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

University of Arizona South

UA South—the University of Arizona’s branch campus in Douglas extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties.
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We partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber is the largest Latino business organization in the State of Arizona and one of the top ten Hispanic Chambers in the nation. In 2014, the chamber launched its affiliate chambers in Sierra Vista, Nogales and Douglas. In 2015, a strategic partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry was announced which integrates membership.
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The Tucson Hispanic Chamber was founded in 1989 and its Foundation in 1999. The mission of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber and its affiliate chambers is to advocate for and provide services that helps grow its members' businesses in our bilingual and bi-cultural region.

Greater Douglas of Commerce

The Greater Douglas of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, volunteer membership organization. Our mission is to provide resources for businesses to succeed in and around Douglas. Services include business promotion, referrals, networking activities, sponsorship of events to promote commerce, member-to-member services, small business information, workshops and seminars, and representation on legislative matters that impact the business community.
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SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization

The SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) is a regional planning agency which performs and coordinates a variety of functions. Established in 1972, SEAGO is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization whose core function is to assist local governments in seeking cooperative solutions to area wide problems; to provide a forum for regional policy development; and to serve as a coordinating link between municipal, county, tribal, state, and federal agencies. SEAGO serves the four counties of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz. SEAGO’s programs focus on issues that often cross jurisdictional boundaries, such as water quality, community and economic development initiatives, transportation, aging, and social service issues.
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Originally a planning entity, SEAGO’s operational scope has expanded considerably since its inception to include project programming and implementation activities in the areas of housing, economic development, social services, transportation, the environment, and public transit. View our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Executive Orders and Designation Letters and more on the SEAGO website.