AZ Chamber Business News – Arizona’s Healthcare Industry Serves as Key Economic Driver
Arizona’s health care industry has proven to be an important business sector across the state, not only for patient care but also for increased economic development, according to leading economists and industry advocates.
Experts say there are a number of reasons for the industry’s durability and success. One major factor is a “competitiveness package” that was adopted by the state Legislature and former Governor Jan Brewer a decade ago.
The 2011 package was designed to encourage business investment and diversify the state’s economy in the state in the wake of the Great Recession.