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The value of federal contracts in Arizona grew by 491 percent over the last 20 years, more than three times the national rate of growth and second-fastest in the nation, behind only Kentucky. (Cronkite News Service graphic by Evan Bell)

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Arizona reaps jobs, funds from decades-long boom in federal contracting

Federal contract spending in Arizona grew more than three times faster than the national rate over the past 20 years, according to a Cronkite News Service analysis of government data.Between 1992 and 2012, the value of federal contracts in Arizona rose from $2.4 billion to $14.2 billion, a 491 percent increase.

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Arizona reaps jobs, funds from decades-long boom in federal contracting

Federal contract spending in Arizona grew more than three times faster than the national rate over the past 20 years, according to a Cronkite News Service analysis of government data.Between 1992 and 2012, the value of federal contracts in Arizona rose from $2.4 billion to $14.2 billion, a 491 percent increase.