Arizona’s Latino population has nearly tripled over the past 25 years to 2 million people, and experts say it could double again over the course of the next generation. Not since the advent of the railroad and the arrival of a wave of white settlers into the Arizona territory in the late 1800s has the state undergone such a far-reaching demographic and cultural transformation.
For the past 19 years, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been documenting the growing economic influence of the state’s Latinos in a compelling and comprehensive report called DATOS: The State of Arizona’s Hispanic Market. Our 2015 edition will be released this year at a September 23 breakfast conference at the Arizona Biltmore. Continue reading