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Economic forecasts for Arizona's business leaders and decision-makers.


Twenty-three of Arizona's major private and public-sector organizations are members of The Forecasting Project.


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The Forecasting Project also builds and estimates custom forecasts on a per contract basis.


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Gain the edge your organization needs in today's business world - and required by tomorrow's.

Join the Forecasting Project and access award-winning economic forecasts for Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, plus expert analysis of emerging economic trends in Arizona and the nation.

Forecasting Project sponsorship allows everyone in your organization access to these resources:

Economic Forecast Databases for Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson 
Comprehensive economic forecast databases are updated quarterly. A wide array of measures are estimated such as jobs, population, retail sales, and construction activity.

Structural Economic Forecast Models
Access to Forecasting Project custom-built econometric models and supporting data in EViews and EXCEL spreadsheets. EViews is a product of IHS Markit, a national leader in economic consulting and forecasting.

Quarterly Forecast Update Meetings
Meet with FP experts, invited speakers and other FP sponsors to examine the outlook and emerging trends which will affect in Arizona's economy.

Economic Outlook Report
Seventy pages of in-depth analysis each quarter, plus indicators, and extensive charts tracking key economic trends.

Forecasting Project Website
Download of databases, reports, indicators, view video and read Director George Hammond's blog.


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About the Director

George Hammond, Director of the Economic and Business Research Center, Director of the Forecasting Project, and Eller Research Professor

George W. Hammond spearheads the Forecasting Project. A specialist in econometric forecasting for more than two decades, Hammond has designed, built and used economic models to produce more than 100 forecasts for state and local economies, and completed more than 50 regional economic studies on topics including economic and workforce development, energy forecasting and the impact of higher education on human capital accumulation.

These forecasts and reports reach thousands of business leaders, policymakers and citizens each year through conferences, public presentations, publications, EBRC’s websites and social and traditional media. Hammond is a frequent contributor to local and national news services. His analysis and commentary have been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street JournalUSA TodayBloomberg Businessweek and The New York Times.

Hammond also directs the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management where he is a research professor.

The Forecasting Project is a community sponsored research unit within the Economic and Business Research Center in the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona providing comprehensive economic forecasting services to participating organizations.

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"The Forecasting Project adds to our understanding of emerging trends in the Phoenix metropolitan area and gives us another valuable way to view the future of the region."

- Anubhav Bagley, Regional Analytics Director, Maricopa Association of Governments

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