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Appendix 2: Arizona Organizational Resources

State Regulatory Agencies, Legislative Bodies, and Related Organizations

Regional Research and Policy Organizations

Center for Business Research (CBR) -
College of Business, Arizona State University (ASU), Box 874406, Tempe, AZ 85287-4406, (480) 965-3961, Fax: (480) 965-5458. The Center is a public service research unit of the College of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) and specializes in applied research relating to the economics and demographics of Arizona and the metropolitan Phoenix area. The Center maintains up-to-date information on the health of the Arizona and metropolitan Phoenix economies through continuing analysis of local business conditions. The Center produces local business indicators and analyzes a variety of federal government statistics specific to Arizona.

The Eller College of Business and Public Administration (BPA) -
The Eller College of Business and Public Administration (BPA) is based at the University of Arizona (U of A) and a center for professional education as well as for frontier-advancing research.
Morrison Institute for Public Policy -
School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, PO Box 874405, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405, (480) 965-4525, Fax: (480) 965-9219. The Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an Arizona State University resource for objective policy analysis and expertise. The Morrison Institute researches public policy issues, informs policy makers and residents, and advises leaders on choices and actions.
The Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research -
201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 256-7018, Fax: (602) 256-7045. The Goldwater Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research papers, editorials, and policy briefings, the Institute advocates public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.
National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade -
Two E. Congress St., Suite 500, Tucson, AZ 85701, (520) 622-1200, Fax: (520) 622-0957. The Center is a non-profit research and educational institution which seeks to develop the legal infrastructure necessary to facilitate the movement of goods, services and investment capital in the Western Hemisphere. The Center conducts comparative legal and transactional studies of the disparate laws, practices and attitudes among countries of the Western Hemisphere desiring to participate in a free trade area. The Center's various projects serve to identify and eliminate the structural legal obstacles to free trade through the harmonization of commercial laws and practice and the standardization of legal documentation.
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy -
803/811 E. First St., Tucson, AZ 85719, (520) 884-4393, Fax: (520) 884-4702. The mission of the Udall Center, based at the University of Arizona (U of A), is to facilitate, analyze, and provide options for the solution of major policy issues through research, education, and public service. Program areas include: American Indian Policy, Environmental Conflict Resolution, Environmental Policy in the Southwest, and U.S.-Mexico Border Environment.

Arizona Regional Economic Development Organizations

Arizona Department of Commerce (DOC) -
Chambers of Commerce and Arizona Economic Development Organizations - (The Arizona Republic)

Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) -
4620 East Elwood St., Suite 13, Phoenix, Arizona 85040, (480) 921-9131, Toll-Free: (888) 567-8793, Fax: (480) 921-2674. AAED represents the collective views, interests and needs of those involved in Arizona's economic growth, and acts to improve business, employment, investment opportunities and the quality of life in the state.

Arizona Planning Association (APA) -
10410 N. 31st Ave., Ste. 405 Phoenix, AZ 85051, (602) 866-7188, Fax: (602) 789-9126. APA is the regional chapter of the American Planning Association (APA - APA is committed to improving the quality of the built environment and the preservation of the natural environment in the State of Arizona by supporting and advancing the virtues of responsible planning throughout the State, to function as the nucleus for the exchange of ideas and information and to provide the general membership and the public with information necessary to make informed responsible decisions on planning issues.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) -
Rick Weddle, Executive Director, Two North Central Ave., Suite 2500, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, (602) 256-7700, Toll-Free: (800) 421-4732, Fax: (602) 256-7744. GPEC provides the first point of contact for many growing companies, along with an array of services designed to assist in evaluating, planning and implementing a corporate relocation or expansion to the Greater Phoenix area. GPEC is a cooperative effort of Maricopa County, the 13 communities within it, and more than 150 private-sector business partners.
Greater Tucson Economic Council (GTEC) -
Robert L. Gonzales, President & CEO, 33 N. Stone, Suite 800, Tucson, AZ 85701, (520) 882-6079, Toll-Free: (800) 374-4769, Fax: (520) 622-6413. GTEC's mission is to attract and retain quality jobs for Greater Tucson. GTEC serves as the focal point for the public and private sectors to identify economic issues, and to coordinate and facilitate relevant economic development activities that are critical for the financial health of the community.

Greater Flagstaff Economic Council (GFEC) -
1300 S Milton Road, Suite 125, Flagstaff AZ 86001, (520) 779-7658, Toll-Free: (800) 595-7658, Fax: (520) 556-0940. GFEC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and preserving a strong local economy that promotes a quality lifestyle for all. They provide assistance in locating, relocating or expanding into the greater Flagstaff area and maintains a strong business retention and expansion program.

League of Arizona Cities and Towns -
Catherine F. Connolly, Executive Director, 1820 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 258-5786, Fax: (602) 253-3874. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns represents the collective interests of all of Arizona's 87 incorporated cities and towns at the state and federal levels of government in a variety of public policy issues and acts in their behalf in various negotiations and initiatives.

Arizona Regional Chamber of Commerce Organizations

Chambers of Commerce and Arizona Economic Development Organizations - (The Arizona Republic)

Arizona Chamber of Commerce -
1221 East Osborn Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014, (602) 248-9172, Toll-Free: (800) 498-6973, Fax: (602) 265-1262. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce is the Voice of Arizona Business and represents the broad interests of Arizona's diverse business community at the state capitol, with state regulators and with members of Arizona's congressional delegation. The mission of the Arizona Chamber is to promote a business climate that enhances economic vitality and improves the quality of life for all Arizonans.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCoC) -
201 North Central Ave., Suite 2700, Phoenix, AZ 85073, (602) 254-5521, Fax: (602) 495-8913. The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce supports the growth and development of business and the quality of life of our community, champions the voice of business in government, and keeps businesses informed, connected and prosperous.
Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce -
465 W. St. Mary's Rd., PO Box 991, Tucson, AZ 85702, (520) 792-1212, Fax: (520) 882-5704.

Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce -
101 Rt. 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5598, (520) 774-4505, Fax: (520) 779-1209.

State Regulatory Agencies, Legislative Bodies, and Related Organizations

State of Arizona Home Page -
Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) -
Arizona Telecommunications System (ATS) -
ATS is the primary source for Wide Area Networking (WAN) services for all executive branch agencies. Agencies utilize their existing operational and project funds to acquire improved integrated services from ATS at a discount generated by the aggregate value of State business.

Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) -
John Kelly, Executive Director, 1102 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 340-8538, Fax: (602) 340-9044. GITA is responsible for statewide information technology (IT) planning, coordinating and consulting. The GITA Director serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for state government. GITA has responsibility to administer the state's Executive Branch IT resources.
Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) -
Utilities Division, 1200 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2996, (602) 542-4251, Toll-Free: (800) 222-7000 or 400 West Congress, Tucson, AZ 85701-1347, (520) 628-6550, Toll-Free: (800) 535-0148. The ACC was created by the Arizona Constitution as one of only 7 states with a constitutionally formed Commission and one of only 13 states with elected Commissioners. In most states, the Commission is known as the Public Service Commission (PSC) or the Public Utility Commission (PUC). In Arizona the Commission additionally has regulatory responsibility for incorporating businesses, Securities, Railroad and Pipeline Safety, as well as Utilities.
Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS) Online -
Arizona Legislative Computer Services, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007. ALIS Online is an information service of the Arizona Legislature, designed to promote increased public access to, and awareness of, the legislative process in Arizona.
Arizona Legislative Internet Study Committee (ISC) -
The sixteen member committee (5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 6 Appointed) has conducted hearings and investigations that will help form future Arizona public policy in regard to the Internet. Key areas of focus include: infrastructure, security, regulation, taxation, privacy and jurisdiction.

Multitenant Building Telecommunications Access Study
Bibliography of Articles and Publications