By Paul Maryniak | EastValley.com
Arizona and the East Valley will recover from the pandemic-fueled recession and become global economic giants over the next 10 years if business and political leaders invest in infrastructure and education – and strap on their seatbelts for lightning-fast change.
That was the gist of three presentations last week to the PHX East Valley Partnership, an influential group of business, education and community leaders.
Holding their annual meeting virtually for the first time to observe social distancing, they heard sobering but upbeat forecasts from Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Greater Phoenix Economic Council President/CEO Chris Camacho and Dennis Hoffman of ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.