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December 2, 2016

2017 Economic Forecast

When it comes to jobs, some researchers expect the best year yet of the recovery.

When it comes to jobs, some researchers expect the best year yet of the recovery. But what about unemployment, housing, and the effects of the new minimum wage law in Arizona? Top experts will deliver their predictions for the state and nation at the Valley’s largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on December 5, 2016.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the 53rd annual Economic Forecast Luncheon. Job growth, finance, housing, and the stock market will be among the topics discussed.


· James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, who consistently ranks among the top 10 most influential economists in the world

· Anthony Chan, chief economist for JPMorgan Chase Bank is frequently featured on cable news broadcasts discussing employment figures and interest rates

· Lee McPheters, research professor and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business, and editor of the Arizona and Western Blue Chip Forecast publications


Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Prior to the event, Economic forecasters Anthony Chan and Lee McPheters are available for on site on-camera and phone interviews. Media should call (480) 965-5464 to schedule in advance.

Bullard will participate in a media Q&A following the event. Reporters interested in attending should contact Laura Girresch with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at


Phoenix Convention Center — North Ballroom 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 SE Corner of 3rd Street & Monroe Street

More information on the event can be found at


The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include over 50 National Merit Scholars.

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