Arizona is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city in Arizona. The 2011 total gross state product was $259 billion. The composition of the state’s economy is moderately diverse; although health care, transportation, and the government remain the largest sectors.
Arizona features great climate for year-round growing and for businesses already located here or looking to move into our state. The industry has a $17.1 billion impact on the state’s economy.
Arizona Grown: Starting as a seedling in the early 1990s, Arizona Grown has been growing ever since to raise awareness about the benefits of buying locally grown produce and plants. We wanted to make it easy for shoppers to spot Arizona products. That’s what inspired us to create the orange logo Arizona farmers use to distinguish the fruits of their labor, grown right here in The Grand Canyon State. http://arizonagrown.org/
Good Food Finder AZ: is an Arizona statewide, online directory of local foods. Our goal is to provide a hub where consumers and institutional food buyers alike can learn about and connect with Arizona’s local food providers in order to shorten food supply chains, improve access to local, healthy foods, and strengthen community resilience to create a healthier, sustainable food system in Arizona.