By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
Phoenix and Tucson may still merge by 2040.
A 2005 prediction for the cities with downtowns separated by 120 miles didn’t seem far fetched when proclaimed by growth experts during the housing boom.
But when the bust started in 2007 and stretched to 2011, such a prediction seemed unlikely.
Now, metro Phoenix is on another growth streak.
New census data shows Maricopa County grew faster than any other county in the nation for the second year in a row.