Zito offers “Top 10” predictions for Arizona’s centennial in 2012

November 17, 2005

By Flinn Foundation

At the 3rd annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards presentation, Master of Ceremonies Ed Zito concluded with a Top 10 list of predictions for Arizona’s centennial in 2012.

10. Arizona ranks in the top 10 for tech and bioscience investments
9. A Flinn Foundation Scholar wins the Nobel Prize
8. Technology and life sciences make up 50 percent of the gross state product
7. A TGen research team maps cures for cancer and autism
6. Stock sales and licensing royalty revenues generated by Arizona’s top research universities generate revenues that allow for a $100 million-plus tax cut
5. Arizona logs seven tech/biotech companies in the Fortune 500
4. Ten venture funds open downtown Phoenix offices clustered around TGen and the University Medical Center
3. Tucson-based C-Path facilitates fast-track approval for two new blockbuster drugs
2. Arizona’s education system ranks among the top 10
1. President Janet Napolitano announces a federal research lab for Arizona

For more (serious) information:

Arizona Technology Council Press Release

Gov. honors Ariz. innovators for progress,” Arizona Republic, 11/17/2005