ASU to help bring new high-wage jobs to Arizona
Arizona’s New Economy Initiative is designed to help ensure the state’s leaders, communities and residents are ready to take advantage of opportunitie to boost the resilience of the state’s economy and ensure opportunities for prosperity for Arizona’s population. ASU will play a major role in fulfilling the initiative’s aspirations. Sally Morton, executive vice president of ASU Knowledge Enterprise, says the university will focus on efforts to facilitate and expand the state’s engineering and technology enterprises. That will involve producing university graduates with the leadership and innovation skills those industries are seeking. The plan includes developing science and technology centers as “intellectual hubs” to bring faculty, industry partners and students together to discuss real-world problems and the future of the Arizona economy.