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Arizona governor, Phoenix mayor expect more clean-energy jobs

Gov. Katie Hobbs and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego spoke at a press conference June 21 highlighting eco-friendly business growth in Arizona.

Hobbs said federal funds tied to infrastructure and inflation reduction will help bring an influx of clean-energy jobs to the state by 2030.

“My message today is this: We are well prepared to continue our economic growth, and we will do so sustainably and responsibly. There is no better time or place to invest in our future than right now in Arizona,” Hobbs said.

The Center for American Progress says Arizona ranks in the top 10 states this year for clean energy projects.

Sarah Min Heller is an intern at KJZZ. She is currently a student at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and is getting closer to earning a bachelor's degree. She worked at Cronkite News as a digital reporter prior to joining KJZZ.In her spare time, she enjoys listening to different kinds of music, watching old movies and TV shows, and creative writing when she isn't taking care of her family.