Previous: Department of Commerce.
Created by Laws 2011, Second Special Session, Chapter 1 and Laws 2012, Chapter 170.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (Authority) was established to facilitate the beneficial economic growth and development of this state and to promote prosperity through the development and protection of the legitimate interests of Arizona business, industry and commerce within and outside this state.
The Authority was established by Governor Jan Brewer (Executive Order 2010-12) and created a public-private board of directors to provide private sector leadership and support to diversity the state economy, create new jobs, and attract businesses. Prior to creation of the Arizona Commerce Authority, many of these duties were housed in the Arizona Department of Commerce. (See Arizona Department of Commerce, this document.)