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Eller Press Contact

Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Alert: UA experts predict economy for the rest of 2013

UA Eller College of Management presents mid-year assessment of the region’s economy on June 5 at the Westin La Paloma.

TUCSON, Ariz. – May 30, 2013 – Arizona’s economy accelerated in 2012 with improvement in the growth of jobs, population, and recovery in housing markets and homebuilding. Unemployment also receded. However, the pace of improvement remains subdued by historical standards and economic activity remains well below 2007 peak levels. 

What’s holding back the recovery — and what are the risks going forward? Why might the economy surprise to the upside? 

Locally, progress has been disappointing. Why is southern Arizona seemingly lagging so far behind? How do we measure up? Are we gaining ground — or falling further behind? What role does southern Arizona play in the “Sun Corridor?”

Join us for breakfast with Eller economists George W. Hammond and Marshall J. Vest as they answer these questions and offer insights on what to expect for Arizona and our local economies for the remainder of 2013.

The annual Breakfast with the Economists forecasting event is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Co.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson


Media passes are available at no cost; please register in advance by contacting Liz Warren-Pederson at or 520.626.9547. Regular seating is $45 per person or $450 per table of ten; more information is available at

The Economic and Business Research Center at the UA Eller College of Management has provided the Arizona community of business and public-sector decision makers with applied research and information on economic, demographic, and business trends in Arizona for over 60 years.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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