Hits and Misses: Fast Growth in Metropolitan Phoenix

Reports and Publications
September 2000
Mary Jo Waits, Patricia Gober, Rebecca Gau, John Hall, Mark Muro, Alicia Harrison, Tina Valdecanas, Kent Hill, Tom Rex, Glen Krutz, Scott Smith

This report is the first product of a comprehensive effort to describe and analyze the region’s growth. The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy in Washington, D.C. presented the opportunity for this project to Morrison Institute for Public Policy. The story of growth in metropolitan Phoenix is a complicated, often surprising, tale. There is much to be proud of in the region. Yet there is also much to worry about, and much that needs to be done. Hits and Misses will have been successful if it becomes a catalyst for getting started.