Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. The region's second-quarter 2018 gross state product was $344.6 billion, with growth driven by the information and manufacturing sectors. The state ranked #17 on Forbes list of Best States For Business in 2018, noting strong economic and job growth foerecasts. Arizona's economy historically relied on the "five C's": copper, cotton, cattle, citrus, and climate. While Arizona's copper mining is still the nation's primary source of the metal, services and manufacturing are now the drivers of the state's economy.
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