PNC Bank Named Presenting Sponsor of Eller Economic Outlook Luncheon

April 27, 2022

Arizona's Economy
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Five-Year Presenting Sponsorship Supports Economic and Business Research Center


PNC Bank will become the presenting sponsor for the annual Eller Economic Outlook Luncheon from 2022 to 2026. PNC Bank will also be acknowledged as a sponsor of the Forecasting Project.

“We are extremely grateful for this substantial donation, which will support our work to provide trusted data, forecasts, and analysis on the Arizona economy,” says Dr. George Hammond, director of the Economic and Business Research Center. “We look forward to building on our relationship with PNC Bank and bringing our shared focus on understanding the state’s economy to our neighbors across Arizona.”

Eller College of Management’s Economic and Business Research Center has served as the premier source of information on Arizona’s economy since 1949. Today it continues to be the premier source of economic forecasts and socioeconomic data and analysis for businesses and individuals including government agencies, chambers of commerce, public and private researchers, news media and students throughout the state.

“The annual Eller Economic Outlook Luncheon event and the forecasting work done year-round by the Economic and Business Research Center play an important role in understanding our state’s economy and promoting the success of Arizona’s regional and statewide business community,” said Mark Mistler, PNC regional president for Tucson and Southern Arizona. “PNC, as a National Main Street Bank, is committed to connecting with the communities where we live and work. Sponsoring the Eller Economic Outlook Luncheon is the perfect way to act on that commitment.”

Members of the EBRC staff share their expertise at the luncheon each December, the Annual Breakfast with Economists in May and in media interviews as well as in their award-winning digital resources. The EBRC also shares its latest analysis and forecasts in Eller’s online magazine “Arizona’s Economy.” Readers can keep abreast of issues affecting doing business in the borderlands by visiting Eller’s Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators website and the Making Action Possible for Southern Arizona website allows readers to gauge progress for Southern Arizona across a wide variety of economic and social indicators. 

The Center’s Forecasting Project has a 30-plus-year history of providing high-quality analysis and forecasts available to sponsors, business leaders, policy makers and the general public. It is community supported and provides access to regularly-updated analysis, meetings, publications, detailed forecasts and the econometric models.


About PNC Bank:

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit


About the University of Arizona Eller College of Management:

Home to 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students, the University of Arizona Eller College of Management is a comprehensive business school with a global reputation for innovative research, rigorous curriculum, a distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. The College’s mission is to support and develop a community of scholar and learners whose knowledge, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit will transform business and society. For more, visit