The Arizona Small Business Association held AZ Small Biz Con today at the Scottsdale Princess Resort & Conference Center. We were invited to attend the breakfast entitled “State of Small Business” as a guest of Jackie Thompson, Community Affairs Director/Grassroots Efforts for Southwest Airlines. Special remarks were shared by Jackie Thompson and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer followed by a panel discussion. The panel included Rick Murray, COO of Arizona Small Business Association, Todd McCracken, President of National Small Business Association, and Shivani Dubey, Deputy District Director for the Small Business Administration. They had very good things to say about the economy and the state of business in Arizona. All of the panelists were well-received by the business community in the audience. Below are some pictures from the event.