"We need to work together and make sure that we are putting the best reputation of this state out there and that we're investing in the right things like education," Adame said.
Governor Doug Ducey's Office released the following statement:
As always, Arizona puts it's best foot forward. We thank the many partners around the state who came together under the Arizona Commerce Authority's leadership to help us make our best effort. We also thank Amazon for the investments they have already made in Arizona and look forward to supporting their continued growth in our state. While this one didn't happen, we are still having a lot of success bringing jobs to the state, most recently with SkyBridge. Over the last three years, more than 160,000 private sector jobs have been added, and over the coming months, you'll be hearing much more about new jobs Arizona is attracting.
A spokesman for Phoenix Community & Economic Development released the following statement to ABC15:
"The City of Phoenix is not discouraged about the short list announced for Amazon’s second headquarters. The city’s economy continues to grow with expansive new job hiring by our existing companies, and new additions to our business community arriving on a regular basis. Phoenix is well-recognized as one of the top three markets for financial and professional service workers, the third best U.S. market for tech job hiring, America’s fastest-growing city and the metro with the highest individual wage growth in the U.S. The market continues to thrive and grow and is recognized as a great location by national site selection consultants and major firms."