As the Latino population continues to increase in Pima County and in the state, it portends positive dividends for businesses seeking to grow. But at the same time, it poses a challenge for all Arizona residents, according to a report released Thursday by the Tucson and Arizona Hispanic chambers of commerce.
“This is more than numbers and charts,” said Gonzalo A. de la Melena Jr., president of the Arizona chamber. “It quantifies the role Latinos play.”
The role that Latinos will play with greater frequency and potentially with more influence will be seen in all sectors of the state’s social, political and economic sectors, said Loui Olivas, a professor emeritus in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.