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This committee comprises technical-oriented staff from either the planning department or managers office of MAG member agencies. The purpose of the committee is to participate in the MAG population-related activities including the preparation of socioeconomic estimates and projections. This committee also has responsibility for coordinating preparations for each Census.

MAG Data Disputes Report of College Graduates Leaving State

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Arizona State University (ASU), and Arizona Commerce Authority are strongly disputing a March 2016 news report that shows Arizona at the bottom of the list when it comes to retaining college graduates. In an article published in The Atlantic CityLab, author Richard Florida indicates that Arizona is among the worst states for two- and four-year college student retention, at only 36.3 percent. However, MAG findings show a much different and extremely more positive picture, with retention rates for Arizona State University closer to 70 percent and for the University, about 56 percent. For the press release, click here. For additional information, please see the table and maps below.

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Chair:
Joshua Wright
Town of Wickenburg

Vice Chair:
Kevin Burke
Town of Paradise Valley

Regional Planner:
Scott Wilken
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Information Services Manager:
Anubhav Bagley
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