People who want salad or to dress up other foods with it have to pay more as the supply of leafy greens goes down.

Tomas Gorny receives the award for his fast-growing, Phoenix-based business telecommunications company founded in 2006.

Economists who predict the most precise numbers four years in a row deliver their projections at a high-profile event in New York City every October. They're also honored with the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecasting Accuracy. Hear about the history of the award, which is regarded as the best known and longest-standing achievements in the economics field.

The Valley can expect more of the same in the new year unless something happens at the national level, according to economist Lee McPheters, who shared his forecast at the 55th annual Economic Forecast Luncheon.

The Valley will again rank among the top states for jobs, growth, and population increases.