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We bet you didn’t expect to see all this happening in the desert.
Phoenix, Tucson one of 50 largest economies in the world, says Atlantic Cities
March 17, 2014

Satellite images of near-constant strings of light across the United States describe what is referred to as “mega-regions.”  The constant light across hundreds of miles of land represents emerging economic hubs, according to Atlantic Cities

Phoenix to Tucson is one of those hubs. The economic output of the Phoenix-Tucson mega-region is more than $250 billion, only slightly less than that of Hong Kong’s, making Phoenix-Tucson one of the 50 largest economies in the world.

There are 12 mega-regions spanning the United States. Together the regions produce more than $13 trillion in economic output, or about three quarters of the Unites States GDP.

April 30, 2014
GPEC Ambassador Event: Future of Water in our Region

9 to 11 a.m. at GPEC offices. GPEC Ambassadors only. Contact Thomas Maynard, 602-262-8625 or

May 7, 2014
Community Building Consortium

GPEC’s Community Building Consortium (CBC) meets the first Wednesday of every month from Noon to 1:30 p.m. These meetings are reserved for CBC members only. Contact: Emily Mead,


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