2 tech groups based in Tucson area and Phoenix plan to merge
By Jack Gillum
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
The Tucson area’s biggest high-tech cluster group will merge with the Phoenix-based Arizona Technology Council, the groups plan to announce today.
The combination of the Aerospace, Manufacturing and Information Technology Cluster (known as AMIT) of Southern Arizona with the Arizona Technology Council will create a larger pool of resources for statewide tech companies, officials said. AMIT is Southern Arizona’s largest technology-industry group, and it serves as a central voice for 800 companies in the area. It was formed in 2005 with the merger of the Southern Arizona Industry and Aerospace Association and the Information Technology Association of Southern Arizona.
The latest merger, effective Sunday, will move Justin Williams, the executive director of AMIT, to the head of a newly formed Arizona Technology Council Tucson (ATC) office at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park.