Authority – Transferred:
Established by Laws 1984, Chapter 318, effective July 1, 1985. Statutory authority found in A.R.S. § 41-1501.
Duties assumed by the Arizona Commerce Authority in 2012. See Laws 2011, Second Special Session, Chapter 1 and Laws 2012, Chapter 170.
Established to formulate plans and programs designed to encourage the economic development of the state through the promotion of business, commerce and tourism; support expansion of existing businesses, recruit new companies; promote international trade and investment; support community and economic planning and development efforts in rural areas; provide guidance and support for housing and energy needs; work to eliminate weaknesses in the business climate.
The agency was headed by a Director, appointed by the Governor and included six divisions: Economic Development; Business and Trade Development; Community Development and Finance Division, Energy Development and Utilization, Administration and Housing Commission.
Duties were formerly performed by the Arizona Development Board (1954-1968); the Department of Economic Planning and Development (1968-1973); and Office of Economic Planning and Development (1973-1985).
- A.R.S. § 41-1501
- Session Laws
- Master List of State Government Programs