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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Established Construction sector partnership to address workforce needs

Held aerospace and defense workforce innovation summit

Launched Health Care roundtable and Talent Pipeline Management

Hosted inaugural Career Crawl connecting college students to local employers

Held a Hiring Event with a
66% hiring rate

Revamped Chamber Edge magazine to include an internal retention and relocation guide


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ADVOCACY

$1 Million saved for property owners due to written and passed legislation

65 State Legislative bills lobbied

Championed for passage of USMCA, co-hosted Summit with UArizona, lobbied in DC

Defeated Proposition 205

Held primary election Mayoral Candidate forum

Hosted biannual roundtable events with small businesses and executive-level members

Successfully lobbied several local issues related to land use, retailers and commercial and industrial development

Collected more than 100 winter coats as part of our commitment to the community

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CONNECTIONS

20 networking events

Launched Coffee & Contacts

Served 1440 members

Hosted 40 ribbon cuttings

Honored 55 small businesses at the Wells Fargo presented Copper Cactus Awards

Held Knowledge at Noon several times

Our Talent Attraction, Retention Taskforce (TARTF) EXPANDED to bring government, employers, education and workforce development, and marketing efforts together to synergize Tucson-wide TARTF initiatives

Hosted 3000 registrants combined at State of the State, State of the City, UA Athletics Luncheon and Copper Cactus

76 Expo Booths featured

Moved into the heart of downtown in close proximity to our partners