AZTC and Technology and Business Community Asking Governor Brewer to VETO SB 1062

Dear Governor Brewer,

As representatives from a wide swath of Arizona’s business community and tourism industry including associations with thousands of member companies in a variety of industries critical to the economic vitality of this state, we collectively urge you to VETO SB 1062.

We feel strongly that this piece of legislation represents bad public policy with the potential of causing significant detrimental economic impact to the state of Arizona.

With your leadership and support, our state has been making great strides in creating a world class business climate, as evidenced by Apple’s recent site selection of Mesa. We congratulate you on creating this type of economic progress.

We too are also focused on building a vibrant business community, which is why we are so concerned.  This legislation will greatly impact our ability to not only attract top talent to move to Arizona, but will also greatly inhibit our ability to recruit businesses to relocate here. We worry about our ability to succeed in competing with other markets.

This legislation is frivolous, unnecessary and fiscally perilous. Arizona business owners already have the right to refuse business to anyone. There is no need for this legislation, and we believe it is attempting to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.

When the Legislature passes bills like this, it creates a reputation that Arizona is judgmental and unwelcoming. This will haunt our business community for decades to come.

You have an opportunity to lead on an issue that will otherwise have a detrimental economic impact on Arizona. We strongly urge you to VETO SB 1062 and continue your support for Arizonans, our local businesses and economy.

Full List of Supporting Businesses and Organizations

4D Technology Corporation
4SmartPhone, Inc.
AAA Arizona
Access Arizona
Alerion Capital Group, LLC
American Express
Arizona Bioindustry Association, Inc.
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association
Arizona Technology Council
Aspect Software
AT&T Arizona/New Mexico
Benchmark Performance Strategies
Blockwise Engineering, LLC
Breault Research Organizations, Inc.
Castelazo Content
Coalition for a Connected West
Connect the Dots Promotions, LLC
Darling Geomatics
Digital Financial Group
Double Tree Suites by Hilton Phoenix
Dynamics Performance Management Services (DPMS)
Eagle Creek Software Services
eBay Inc.
Enchantment Group
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Flagstaff Lodging and Restaurant Association
Goodmans Interior Structures
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Growth Nation
Guided Therapy Systems LLC
H.B. Compliance Solutions
Hensley Beverage Company
Hildeez Enterprises, Inc.
Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
Ideality, Inc.
ImpaQ Solutions, LLC
International Research Center
IO Data Centers
KEO Marketing Inc.
Lane Terralever
Local First Arizona
MassMutual Financial Group – Arizona
Miss Details Design
MSS Technologies
NextNet Partners
ONE Community
onTop Technology Corp.
Penwortham Enterprises LLC
Pinnacle Aerospace Inc.
Pinnacle Peak Marketing
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC
Rancho de los Cabballeros
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Residence Inn Marriott
Rippcord Franchise Consulting
SARSEF and SciEn TeK-12 Foundation
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sedona Rouge
Signature Technology Group, Inc.
Solstice Capital
Sonoran Studios
Studio Z Marketing
Symmetry Software
TASER International Inc.
Tempe Tourism Office
Tempo Creative
The Board Institute, Inc.
Transition Execs, LLC
Tru Cab & Tru Limo
Tucson Embedded Systems Inc.
Urias Communications
Valley Book Blog
Veridus, LLC
Visit Tucson
Westin Kierland Resort, Spa & Villas
Westin Phoenix Downtown
Xclusive Enterprises LLC

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