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

May 30, 2013

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.

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.