ECONOMIC INFORMATION

Population: 5.8m

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Population growth: 3.3% (2004)

Population density (people per sq. km): 17.45

Gross state product: $182.2bn (2003)

Gross state product per capita: $31,414

Gross state product growth: 6.1%

Gross state product as % of US total: 1.7%

GDP breakdown (GSP) 2002 see graph

Exports of goods: $13.3bn (7.3% of GSP)

Top 3 export markets: Mexico, Malaysia, China

Local industries: Aerospace, biosciences, environmental, information technology, advanced communications,financial services, transportation, distribution

Languages: English

Small Business Survival Index: * 17 (out of 51)

 

 

IPA

Name: Arizona Department of Commerce

Web address: www.azcommerce.com

* Ranking The Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship Across the Nation (October 2004). Ranked from friendliest to least friendly.