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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

ARIZONA STATISTICAL ABSTRACT 2003 Eller College Publication Receives National Honors

November 6, 2003

The University of Arizona's 2003 Arizona Statistical Abstract received the Award of Excellence in Publications during the Fall Conference of the Association for University Business and Economic Research. The Eller College's Economic and Business Research Program (EBR) brought home the award from New Orleans this month in the "Abstracts and Other Data Publications Category."

EBR researchers Pia Montoya and Valorie Rice compiled the newest edition with help from a covey of students. Building on 2000 census data, the 700-page book is a comprehensive reference source of statistics about the state of Arizona and its political subdivisions. The Abstract's purpose is to develop and disseminate Arizona economic and socioeconomic data in quantitative terms over time; to permit comparison of the economic and social attainments of cities, counties and metropolitan areas; and to relate Arizona's activities to those of neighboring southwestern states and the nation as a whole.

Reviewing the book in the Arizona Republic ("State Stats Unplugged" August 12), Jonathan J. Higuera wrote, "Ever wonder how many votes Bruce Babbitt got in the 1978 gubernatorial race? How much of Arizona's land is privately owned? How many prisoners the Arizona Department of Corrections housed in 2001? The answers to these and many other economic and social measures are found in the Abstract." "It's a good foundation for understanding what is happening in our state," said Bob Bulla, Chairman of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, who has used every edition of the book, first published in 1976, to help him make decisions. "Every community, every state should have its Bible, so to speak," he continued. "This reference document is one of them."

Twenty-four chapters of tables, maps and charts cover such topics as: Geography, Climate and Environment, Population, Vital Statistics and Health, Education, Social Insurance and Welfare, Income and Earnings, Labor Force and Employment, Tribal Data, Government, Agriculture, Elections, Travel, Housing, Mining, Manufacturing, Transportation, Information and Communication, Energy and Utilities, Insurance and Real Estate, Trade and Services.

To order, go to the EBR website: The price is $54.95 (which includes shipping and handling).

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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