Arizona Technology Council Launches Premier Issue Of TechConnect Magazine February 27th

Arizona's Only News Magazine Dedicated Exclusively to Covering

State's Technology Industry; First Copies Available At

Technology Council Partnering Conference

Feb 24, 2004, 00:00 ET from Arizona Technology Council

    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
     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