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AZHREF February 21, 2018 Program

February 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SkySong 3 135 Synergy II
1475 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

George W. Hammond,PhD, Director of the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

Arizona is generating solid economic growth, outpacing the nation but not keeping up with our own past history. Job gains decelerated again in the third quarter, continuing the pattern begun at the end of 2016. Income gains have been a bit stronger so far this year, likely reflecting the increase in the state’s minimum wage and tighter overall labor markets. The outlook calls for the state to continue to grind out solid gains, assuming the national economy avoids recession. Most of the job growth during the next decade will be in service-providing sectors, particularly education and health services; professional and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and leisure and hospitality. We will discuss the major factors driving these trends, including U.S. economic performance, tax reform, demographics, and the impact of education on innovation and productivity. We will also take a look at regional growth trends, with a focus on Phoenix and Tucson.

George W. Hammond is director of the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He has decades of experience analyzing and forecasting state and local economies. His analysis has significant influence, reaching over one thousand decision makers each year through conferences, publications, and press contacts. These have included NBC Nightly News, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomburg BusinessWeek, the New York Times, and local media.


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