• Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona

The East Valley’s three biggest cities shined in a new prosperity measure — and not just in Arizona, but nationally.

Of the nation’s 100 most populous cities, Gilbert nabbed the top spot overall for prosperity in the new study, as it did in a similar report two years ago by Economic Innovation Group. Chandler finished second best nationally, and Scottsdale placed fifth.

Mesa also received a good grade, while Phoenix and Glendale were slightly below average and Tucson finished near the bottom.

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