Governor Doug Ducey – 23rd Governor of Arizona Speaking to the Canadian Club of Toronto -“On the rise: Canada and the Arizona economy”
When it’s February in Phoenix and 20 degrees – Celsius – outside, it’s not hard to see why Arizona is home to tens of thousands of Canadians. But balmy winters are only part of the story. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will speak about how his state’s dynamic economy is attracting business, investments, residents and visitors from across Canada – including executives on the two daily direct flights from Toronto to Phoenix. Gov. Ducey will also share his vision for an international, innovation-based Arizona that makes it a natural partner for Canadian companies.
Governor Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona. He was elected on November 4, 2014 and sworn into office on January 5, 2015 – inheriting a $1 billion budget deficit.
With a mission to make Arizona the best state in the country to live, work, do business and get an education, Governor Ducey and state leaders got to work.
Today, Arizona’s budget is balanced. Business is thriving. And public schools continue to improve.
The governor remains committed to what he has identified as his top priorities: growing the economy, creating and supporting 21st-century jobs, promoting educational excellence, protecting our communities and restoring fiscal responsibility – all without raising taxes on hardworking Arizonans.
A strong Arizona is an Arizona that ensures “Opportunity For All.” Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to make that vision a reality.
Governor Doug Ducey was born in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University’s business school, where he earned his bachelor of science in finance in 1986. Governor Ducey and his wife, Angela, live in Phoenix with their three sons, Jack, Joe and Sam.