Sandra Watson Applauds Governor Hobbs Budget To Grow Arizona Momentum


PHOENIX, AZ (January 13, 2023) — President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority Sandra Watson today released the following statement on the release of Governor Hobbs’ budget.


“Governor Hobbs’ executive budget promises to build on Arizona’s rising momentum, with sizeable investments announced for K-12 education, universities and community colleges, workforce training, water security, and more. The governor also is making good on her commitment to prioritize rural communities, announcing a $50 million investment to expand broadband for rural Arizona. Investing in digital infrastructure for underserved communities is crucial to building an Arizona for everyone. I look forward to working with the governor and our legislative partners this session to strengthen Arizona’s economy and further grow opportunities for everyone in our state.”


Find more information on Arizona’s budget HERE.


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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 and follow the ACA on Twitter @azcommerce.