NEW CENSUS BUREAU FIGURES REPORT RECORD YEAR FOR ARIZONA EXPORTS

PHOENIX (February 5, 2016) – Preliminary data released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau notes that Arizona's 2015 exports were $22.56 billion, representing Arizona's largest export year in recorded history. Additionally, Arizona exports were 6.2% higher than 2014, making it the 4th fastest growing export economy in the U.S.

“These impressive trade figures are further evidence that Arizona is open for business” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “Building mutually beneficial relationships with our global partners to increase trade is a key part of my agenda, and this data indicates that we are making excellent progress in advancing our state’s international presence.”

“This new export data emphasizes Arizona’s strength as a competitor in the global economy and the success of Governor Ducey’s ambitious trade agenda,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “We will continue working tirelessly to capitalize on opportunities with our international partners to ensure the success of Arizona businesses both at home and abroad.”

 

2015_Export Data _Graph

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

ACA: Susan Marie, 602-845-1231, susanm@azcommerce.com

Office of the Governor: Daniel Scarpinato, 602-542-1342, communications@az.gov

 

About the Arizona Commerce Authority:

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s 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. Visit azcommerce.com for more.

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