Governor Doug Ducey highlighted Arizona’s economic momentum and workforce development during a National Governors Association Workforce Symposium discussion with Bill McBride, executive director of the association.

Arizona had some of the strongest economic momentum in the country last year, and has been able to maintain it throughout the pandemic recovery. We have been a leading state in attracting businesses and talent through effective policies and targeted spending.

What’s behind this success? Governor Ducey has fostered a business-friendly environment by lowering taxes every year he’s been in office, cutting red tape and embracing innovation.

Arizona ranks third for jobs recovered from the pandemic, with more than 97 percent of jobs recovered. On top of that, we’ve recovered 101 percent of private sector jobs. Our workforce reached pre-pandemic levels in March and has seen continued growth since…

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