REUTERS/Joshua Lott - The sun sets over the skyline in Phoenix, Arizona February 27, 2012.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Innovations Series

Velocity: Accelerating Phoenix’s emergence as an innovation economy

April 9, 2015, Carolyn Gatz and Amy Liu

As Greater Phoenix began to climb out of the housing collapse earlier this decade, regional leaders had a choice: continue the Valley’s traditional growth model built on real estate, retail, and business attraction; or try a different path, one anchored by advanced industries, trade, and a technologically skilled workforce.

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