By David Abbott | Globe Miami Times
This is part one of a series that explores housing in the Globe-Miami area and what is being done to address long-term growth to facilitate an expanded workforce in southern Gila County.
Future economic growth of the Globe-Miami area hinges on several factors, including infrastructure upgrades, potential community projects and addressing blight that exists in most southern Gila County communities.
Even as the region deals with housing shortages in certain demographic spheres, marketing campaigns instituted by Gila County and the City of Globe are in full swing and two large infrastructure projects. The Cobre Valley Regional Aquatic Center (CVRAC) seeks to draw visitors to the area, and the Tri-City Regional Sanitary District (TRSD) to provide vital services to the unincorporated area between Globe and Miami.
Additionally, mining projects, such as Resolution Copper and expansion of Pinto Valley Mine, are expected to bring more jobs to the Copper Corridor over the course of the next decade once environmental studies are complete.