New Census Bureau Figures Report Record Year for Arizona Exports
PHOENIX, AZ (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.”
Susan Marie, Arizona Commerce Authority, (602) 845-1231, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Scarpinato, Office of the Arizona Governor, (602) 542-1342, email@example.com
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: attract, expand, create – attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.