Nearly 50% of Maricopa County’s growth over the next 25 years is projected to occur in the West Valley.

In order to accommodate a population growth of more than 1 million people, according to John Graham — WESTMARC board member and Sunbelt Holdings president and CEO — economic development strategies are focusing on infrastructure, roads, water and sewer.

Graham gathered alongside other WESTMARC members, elected officials and expert speakers at the 2019 Economic Development Summit on May 15 to discuss future growth in the West Valley and learn about water, transportation and other developments needed to sustain that growth.

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