Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015
In the years following World War II, high-technology activities became a disproportionately large part of the Arizona economy, focused on the manufacturing of electronics and aerospace products. These high-tech activities were primary drivers of the Arizona economy from the 1950s into the 1980s, joined along the way by the manufacturing of instruments.
Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
This year, Arizona Directions assesses the health of both ends of the P-20 spectrum: early childcare and education and the high school /postsecondary-to-industry nexus. Both are viewed through the lens of Arizona’s current competitive position and its trajectory through the broader economic landscape. How well does Arizona regulate, promote and ensure equitable access to quality early childcare and to programs that help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn?
Published: Friday, November 30, 2012
Arizona Directions is an annual statewide report card that is designed to make data actionable. This year's report homes in on the economy and education. It examines Arizona's economic development landscape, the competitive potential of the Sun Corridor, the economic consequences if the state fails to close the Latino achievement gap, and the role of career and technical education in adding skilled workers to Arizona's workforce pipeline.
Published: Monday, February 7, 2011
Innovation—introducing something new—in the 21st century mostly derives from technological advances. Innovation drives the modern economy, leading to gains in productivity and prosperity. In this edition of Indicator Insight, author Tom Rex discusses innovation in Arizona in terms of human capital, financial capital, and high-technology employment.
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Author Tom Rex discusses how the long downward trend in high-technology industries in Arizona continued over the last decade.