CAP's delivery of Colorado River water through 2017 has generated $2 trillion of Arizona's gross state product (GSP), according to a study commissioned by CAP with the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The GSP represents the dollar values of all goods and services produced in the region and are a measurement of the economic output of a state, a counterpart to the gross domestic product for the nation.
In recent years, Colorado River water delivered by CAP has generated an economic benefit approaching $200 billion per year, representing 40% of Arizona’s GSP. CAP’s supply of water to its customers in 2017 was estimated at annual employment of nearly 1.6 million jobs.