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CREC Conducts Focus Groups Across Arizona

March 9, 2015

Ron Kelly and Haden Springer conducted focus groups with the Arizona Commerce Authority including representatives from aerospace and defense companies. Focus groups were conducted in Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona.

The purpose of the focus groups were to influence the design of a survey and publicly available database that will provide information on the supply chain of aerospace and defense companies.

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.