Zito offers Letterman-style top-10 list of predictions for Arizona’s centennial

December 16, 2005

By hammersmith

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:

Governor’s Celebration Salutes Arizona’s Top Technology Innovators,” Arizona Technology Council press release, 11/16/2005

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