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

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona
is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 9 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 10 — Entrepreneurship and MISU.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 49 in the U.S. and No. 6 for return on investment. In addition to the Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the Evening MBA program, Eller Executive MBA and Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports 5,000 undergraduate and 950 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, as well as at UA's downtown Phoenix campus.

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