August 21, 2015 / Modified oct 25, 2016 4:41 p.m.

The Economic Impact of Education

School districts are some of the area's largest employers and support many other businesses locally

Friday Business Report



The Friday Business Report with AZPM's Zac Ziegler and Inside Tucson Business Editor David Rupkalvis look the business of education in southern Arizona.

This week, Zac and David examine the way primary and secondary education affect the business environment. School budgets in the area add up to $638.9 million, which goes into employing staff and hiring out support services. Those budgets have felt a squeeze in recent years as funding dwindles for a variety of reasons, and that can push businesses that are looking to relocate away from Arizona.

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