UA Eller 2017 Breakfast with the Economists is set for Wed., May 31 at the Westin La Paloma Resort

UA Eller 2017 Breakfast with the Economists is set for Wed., May 31 at the Westin La Paloma Resort
May 10, 2017
Experts to address new Federal administration, impact of minimum wage increases, rising interest rates, population gains and more

TUCSON, Ariz. – May 4, 2017 – Job growth in Tucson has hit its highest pace in four years. But how will changes proposed by the Trump administration, rising interest rates and significant increases to Arizona’s minimum wage impact job growth in the future?

These and other important economic questions will be answered during the University of Arizona Eller College of Management 2017 Breakfast with the Economists on Wed., May 31 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Westin La Paloma Resort, 3800 East Sunrise, in Tucson.

The event will help C-level executives, small business owners, financial managers, entrepreneurs and community leaders gain a better understanding of the local and global economic pulse and how it will impact the Tucson area in the coming months.

Presenters include George W. Hammond, Ph.D., director and research professor at UA Eller’s Economic and Business Research Center, and Federal Reserve economist Gary Wagner, Ph.D.

Together, they will discuss the latest economic data and share predictions for local job growth, new home construction, population growth, trade and export activity, rising interest rates, and the impact of a stronger dollar compared to the Mexican peso.

“Tucson is well positioned to grow in the next year, but there are some risks lurking beneath the surface that might cause a downturn,” Hammond said. “Gary Wagner and I will discuss these risks along with the opportunities for faster gains during the next year.”

Tickets are $40 per person if purchased on or before May 17, or $45 per person thereafter. To reserve tickets, visit   

For more information, contact, call (520) 626-9137, or follow the hashtag #elleroutlook on social channels. 

Editor’s Note:

Media passes are available at no cost; please register in advance by contacting Sue Kern-Fleischer at (602) 810-1404 or at

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

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 15 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

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