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
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council