Driving the Economy

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the country – our population has grown by more than 2 million people in the past 20 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. To meet our region's growing needs and to avoid future gridlock like California, we need to continue to invest in our infrastructure.

A robust, sustainable economy depends on safe and reliable transportation infrastructure.

of jobs in Maricopa County are within two miles of a freeway or light rail corridor (this translates to four out of every five jobs in Maricopa County).

85%

25%

freeways reduce average time spent commuting by 25%. 

of our commodities are transported by trucks, parcel, post service or deliveries by a courier.

>85%

5-Year Economic and Fiscal Impact to the State from companies located within 2 miles of the state's freeway systems from FY17-FY21.

$47.5B

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GPEC Freeway Corridor Locate Analysis

Total Development Along Rail

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Valley Metro Fall 2021 Economic Study  

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total square feet of commercial, public, education, and residential development along the rail. 

59.6M

$16.1B

total capital investment along the rail line.