February 21, 2020

What’s drawing newcomers to Tucson?

The Tucson Metro Chamber is tracking trends behind the city's growth.

While Phoenix’s economy and population outpace Tucson's, growth in the state’s second-largest metro area has remained steady over the past several years. Arizona 360 learned more about some of the trends and barriers the Tucson Metro Chamber is tracking from the group’s president Amber Smith.

“Because we have small and midsize businesses, which many would think is a hindrance because there aren’t a ton of corporate giants, what you can do is have a larger impact within a small company,” Smith said. “Those small companies are really paying attention to what employees want and they’re able to create that workplace culture that a lot of this next generation find really important.”

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