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Economic and Business Research Center

EBRC’s trusted economic forecasts help Arizona’s citizens, business leaders, and public officials plan a bright future for our state and our communities.

Arizona’s Economy is a publication of the Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Each quarter, Arizona’s Economy reviews EBRC’s latest economic forecast for Arizona, Arizona metro areas, and compares the regional forecast to economic trends for the nation as a whole. These forecasts have been recognized as some of the most accurate in the Western States.

Arizona’s Economy also provides the latest forecast data and timely updates on selected economic indicators for Arizona, the U.S., Arizona metro areas, and Arizona’s 15 counties. In addition to the latest forecast analysis and economic indicators, you will also find articles on a wide range of topics important to Arizonans ranging from public finance and taxation to the border economy and trade to education and workforce.

Arizona’s Economy was first published in 1968 as a feature in EBRC’s quarterly magazine the Arizona Review going on to become a stand-alone publication in 1979. The Association for University Business and Economic Research has recognized Arizona’s Economy three times with its Excellence in Publications Award.

This website provides a PDF archive of this publication back to 1990.  Back issues prior to this date may be obtained from EBRC’s librarian upon request.

Economic and Business Research Center

Since its creation in 1949, EBRC has provided the Arizona community of business leaders, public-sector decision makers, and citizens with applied economic research, business trend analysis, and socio-economic and demographic information focused on the State of Arizona.

EBRC provides economic forecasts and a comprehensive examination of business conditions four times per year. The forecast is presented at EBRC’s  Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, held each December, and  the Mid-Year Economic Outlook Breakfast, held each June. EBRC also provides in-depth economic forecast analysis and databases on a subscription basis to businesses, organizations, and government via membership in The Forecasting Project. EBRC staff conduct applied research in the areas of:

  • regional economic and revenue forecasting
  • border and regional development
  • economic impact
  • public finance and taxation
  • industry studies
  • environmental/sustainable economics
  • renewable energy
  • community indicators

EBRC responds to requests for information from business leaders, state and local government agencies, chambers of commerce, public and private researchers, industrial organizations, news media, students, and private citizens. Please feel free to contact our staff with your questions about Arizona’s economy and data inquiries. You may also visit our offices during business hours Monday through Friday. If you wish to browse the EBR library collection or conduct a data search, it is a good idea to e-mail or call ahead.

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