I may be a bit late to chime in however, I have lived in Tucson for almost 19 years now and have always lived towards the Northwest side of town. I will tell you that as of now the East side is not quite as busy as the rest of Tucson but with some of the expansions that will be taking place in the next 5-10 years, I believe it may be worse. There are a lot of new "projects" coming to Pima County and a large portion of them will take place on the East side of town. There are some very lucrative business looking to make a presence in our little town.
Below is a link to Pima County Economic Development Plan 2012-2014:
And this link is for a video created by the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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