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Phoenix and Tucson Lead the Nation in Economic Recovery

hamilton-zanze July 25, 2013

According to the latest Metro Monitor Report from Brookings, Phoenix’s economy fared better than any other city in the country during Q1 2013, with Tucson a close second. Brookings bases its rankings using GPM growth (Gross Metropolitan Product is the total value of all goods and services produced). Phoenix and Tucson’s GPM increased 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively.

Despite the economic growth, Phoenix remains 2.6% below its pre-recession peak output levels, while 7 out of the 10 Mountain West MSAs have achieved full recovery.

Read the full article at the Phoenix Business Journal

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