By Rofida Khairalla | Pinal Central
COOLIDGE — Efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 have catapulted the global economy into a recession.
How long it will take the U.S. and global economies to recover once the virus is contained is a point of discord among investors and business leaders. Some are hopeful that markets will rebound once the virus is tamed, while others fear that global financial systems will not return to pre-virus levels for years as social distancing practices have dealt a crushing blow to food and service industries.
The local economy, however, is still chugging along in communities that depend less on retail and service and more on sectors like technology, agriculture and manufacturing.