The OECD review report for Southern Arizona "Higher Education in Regional and City Development - Southern Arizona, United States" is available here.
The executive summary is available here.
By participating in the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development, the region hopes to:
Southern Arizona is a major gateway for trade in Mexico. Its economic engine, the Tucson metropolitan area, has developed into a hub of light-based industries but ranks near the bottom third of US cities in per capita income. It has high population growth with mix of high end retirees and young Hispanics whose needs and expectation do not always meet. The region has a diverse tertiary education sector with community colleges and the University of Arizona which is the second biggest employer and a major research institution renowned for it multidisciplinary approaches.
This publication explores the following
Key issues in Southern Arizona
More about Southern Arizona, its higher education institutions, and its HEIs' role in regional development
Assistant Vice President for Western Hemispheric Programmes
University of Arizona
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