Infrastructure Investment is Critical to the Arizona’s Economy

By on December 8, 2022 0 210Views

The president of the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. David M. Martin has asked Governor Ducey to convene a special session immediately to handle county transportation funding needs and allow voters the opportunity to invest in Maricopa County.

In a text to Governor Ducey and legislative leaders, David M. Martin said, “With the announcement of additional investment in TSMC, it’s imperative we continue to invest in our infrastructure. A special session to give Maricopa County authority to call the election is needed today. It must get done to continue to advance Maricopa County’s and Arizona’s economy.  We need you Governor Ducey.”

Thirteen of Arizona’s fifteen counties have authority to call an election for infrastructure investment.  “It isn’t fair that Maricopa County must go through additional legislative hoops to advance this important and much needed investment,” Martin said, “it should be granted the same authority as other counties.”

TSMC’s additional investment in the region is a direct result of Maricopa County voters’ willingness to make infrastructure investment a priority.

AZAGC looks forward to working with the business community, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), cities, Maricopa County, legislative leaders, and the governor to make a special session a reality and successful.

The Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AZAGC), chartered in 1934, is a not-for-profit association of general contractors, subcontractors, and other construction industry affiliated firms engaged in highway, heavy, industrial, federal, and utility infrastructure construction.  Since its inception, AZAGC has been instrumental in helping grow Arizona’s economy by investing and supporting efforts that expand and maintain Arizona’s infrastructure so that every citizen has an increased quality of life.  The association is involved in legislative affairs, specification reviews, labor matters, highway budgeting and appropriations, education and training, and many other areas important to the construction industry.

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