Media Relations

May 4, 2016




Is Arizona on its way to a full economic recovery yet? We’ll look at the latest on unemployment, labor markets, the housing market, the state budget and other key issues at the annual Economic Outlook Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11. Top economic experts will deliver their midyear forecasts for the U.S. and the state.

Hundreds of Valley business leaders and others gather for this Economic Club of Phoenix event every year. The club was founded by a group of prominent business executives called the Dean’s Council of 100, in conjunction with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


Wednesday, May 11
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*Media availability with the speakers starts at 10 a.m. 


JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Grand Saguaro East-West
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Press Conference will be held in: Grand Sonoran I on the Main Ballroom level of the hotel.



  • Dennis Hoffman, economics professor and director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Lee McPheters, research professor and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Elliott D. Pollack, chief executive officer, Elliott D. Pollack & Company and consulting economist, Arizona State University.


Media are asked to RSVP by calling (480) 965-3779.

Admission for non-media members is $85 per person. The public can learn more about the club or reserve seats by calling (480) 727-0596, by e-mailing or by visiting