As innovators and entrepreneurs, we chose to call Arizona home. Across our state we have started, grown, and even relocated businesses that provide opportunity and high-wage employment. Arizona is one of the fastest growing states because job creators and families enjoy our tax climate, weather, and amenities.
However, we can’t rely upon great weather to be the deciding factor between a business moving to Phoenix, or choosing to locate in Texas, Colorado, or Florida. As Arizonans, we must maintain our competitive edge by educating the next generation of workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs and supporting our local schools.
One of the biggest challenges we face as business owners is whether we can educate and train the next generation of great employees who want to live and work in Arizona. A four-year college degree is necessary in some fields, like engineering; but for others, vocational and technical training is the best path to future employment.