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Booming economy brings jobs, a vibrant lifestyle, to Arizona

Downtown Phoenix is experiencing a boom in development. Many of the vacant or sparse patches of the city’s core are filling in with apartment and condo complexes, adding more than 2,000 spaces. (Photo by Lindsay Robinson/Cronkite News)

In just a few years, new business and higher education centers have emerged downtown along with many more housing and entertainment options and a soon-to-be-completed new grocery outlet in the center of the city. In cities across the state, the downtown area no longer goes dark after 5 p.m., but is a place where people live, work and socialize throughout the day.

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Investment in universities leads to huge payoff, high-paying jobs

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The case for Governor Doug Ducey’s infrastructure plan for public universities comes down to one word: Jobs. We’re talking about quality, high-paying jobs – the kind provided by employers that demand a trained, educated workforce. The fundamental tie between higher education and the economy is the reason business and community leaders from across Arizona have thrown their support behind the Ducey plan.

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