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Here Are the Biggest Reasons Why the Southwest Keeps Expanding

Phoenix and Other Cities in the Region Have Flourished, Thanks to Dams, Clean Government, and Just Plain Good Timing

Here Are the Biggest Reasons Why the Southwest Keeps Expanding

In places where the average temperature climbs to 105 degrees in July, it’s easy to understand the importance of air conditioning. Was it cooler and more comfortable living that drew people to the Southwest over the last 70 years? Or was it the cheap land? The friendly business climate? The growth is especially striking in cities like Phoenix, which more than doubled its population between 1940 and 1980. And it’s …

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