TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council today announced that it is officially launching the premier issue of 'TechConnect' on February 27th. The publication, Arizona's only news magazine dedicated exclusively to covering the state's technology industry, will be distributed nationally and globally via various economic development groups and will appear in limited distribution in March issues of bizAZ, the East Valley Tribune, Inside Tucson Business, and The Phoenix Business Journal. First copies will be made available early at the Arizona Technology Council's Partnering Conference on Wednesday, February 25th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Marriott's Camelback Inn. A publication of the Arizona Technology Council, and developed and produced in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Southern Arizona Tech Council, 'TechConnect' will be published three times per year, and will explore the region's up-to-the-minute leading companies, under-the-radar change agents and the latest industry trends and issues propelling the state into high-tech player status. The second and third issues are planned for June and September, 2004. Edited for senior business, political and technology decision-makers who value being informed on Arizona's tech community, TechConnect's target readership is a powerful and influential audience of strategists -- anyone who's anyone in government, business, and the media. An audience exceptionally valuable to corporate, business-to-business, economic development, financial and travel advertisers, readers will turn to TechConnect for its innovative reporting and insightful analysis that will enhance and improve their understanding of the state's competitive advantage. With a planned readership that will stretch statewide and across all borders, the one thing all of its readers will have in common is the desire to know what is happening in the technology sector, where the next big play will be and how to get involved on issues and developments impacting Arizona's movement up the nation's high-technology rankings. "The premier issue of TechConnect represents a key milestone in the growth of Arizona's technology sector," said Todd Bankofier, President and CEO, Arizona Technology Council. "With its global reach and by being the only Arizona publication specifically devoted to technology and innovation, we now have the vehicle necessary to communicate the gospel of Arizona's technology assets to the widest possible audience." For inquiries regarding TechConnect advertising or editorial opportunities, contact Kathy Sacks, Vice-President of Marketing and Communications, Arizona Technology Council, and Publisher, TechConnect, at 602.343.8324 x107, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Climate for Innovation At no other time in Arizona's history has the movement for building a vibrant technology-based economy been more vital a concern than it is today. An extraordinary opportunity exists in which leveraging knowledge is fundamental and being recognized as an emerging global leader and top-tier technology center is reality. The Arizona Technology Council exists as the organization to help build upon this opportunity. In driving the continued advancement of the state's technology sector through the support of businesses and lawmakers alike, the Council strives to make Arizona the top-tier center for technology-based industries. The Council facilitates new connections for member companies by educating and empowering technology stakeholders; unifying Arizona's technology advocate groups around common goals; accelerating technology-related public policy in Arizona; and cultivating a national image for Arizona in technology. About The Arizona Technology Council As the technology catalyst for Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council drives partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizona's Technology community. The Council currently represents over 30,000 employees across more than 400 of the leading technology companies in industries including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, e-learning, environmental technology, software/internet, semiconductor, and telecommunications. The Council is led by its president, Todd Bankofier, chairman of the board, Paul Johnson, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
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