Latinos in Arizona: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Grand Canyon State
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Hit particularly hard by the economic crisis, Hispanic Arizonans have seen commonsense policies put in place and their hard work begin to pay off following the Great Recession. Gains across several economic indicators point to improved economic security for Latinos. Given the Latino community’s size, work ethic, and resiliency, they have contributed to the Grand Canyon State’s economic resurgence. However, despite gains, challenges lie ahead as many Arizonans, including Latinos, perceive that they have been left behind by policymakers and the economy.