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Arizona Commerce Authority Wins Economic Development Award Recognizing Innovative Workforce Training Centers

PHOENIX, AZ (May 23, 2024) – For the second year in a row, Arizona and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) are being recognized for innovative economic development initiatives. Business Facilities Magazine recently announced the Arizona Commerce Authority as one of six state winners of its second annual Economic Development Organization (EDO) Awards, recognizing Arizona’s Future48 Workforce Accelerator training centers. The EDO awards recognize economic development organizations’ efforts to grow their communities through “initiatives that are delivering results toward capital investment, job creation, quality of life, and more.”


Governor Hobbs And Canadian Trade Minister Ng Announce New Canadian Trade Office In Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ (May 21, 2024) – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, today announced the establishment of a new Canadian trade office in Arizona. The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be opening a new trade office in Arizona, which will strengthen the bilateral relationship between Arizona and Canada, increasing trade and collaboration opportunities. Governor Hobbs and Minister Ng were joined by Zaib Shaikh, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles; Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority; Glenn Williamson, CEO, Canada Arizona Business Council, government, industry and community leaders.


Kohler Co. Unveils State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility In Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ (May 15, 2024) – Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products, officially opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event hosted by company leadership. Among those in attendance were Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs, new Kohler associates filling more than 400 full-time positions, state and local officials, and Kohler customers. The one-million-square-foot facility produces STERLING brand bath and shower fixtures and features an innovative manufacturing facility, ancillary warehouse, distribution center, office space, and a showroom for customers and visitors to view leading-edge products.

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