The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Cox Communications are pleased to announce that David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report, will be one of three expert speakers discussing the future of the economy at Economic Outlook 2016. The Valley’s premier economic forecast event, Economic Outlook 2016 provides attendees with the latest research and expert analysis on our financial climate on Wednesday, September 2 from 7-10 a.m. at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Brancaccio will join leading industry experts Jim Huntzinger and Elliott Pollack as keynote speakers and will provide valuable insights into the global, national and local economies to help business leaders and organizations navigate the changing economic landscape of 2016.

As an award-winning journalist, David Brancaccio will share his experiences and insights about the state of the global economy, primarily focusing on sharing examples of how global actions impact our own economic activity. Throughout his 20+ year career, Brancaccio has investigated segments of the global economy including the European markets, international relations and innovative technologies.

Financial markets expert Jim Huntzinger, executive vice president and chief investment officer of BOK Financial, will discuss the national economy and his impression of improving economic indicators. With more than 30 years of experience in the securities and investment industries, Huntzinger is uniquely qualified to discuss the market, its volatility and impact on our economy.

Veteran Arizona economist Elliott Pollack will examine the commercial real estate forecast and other aspects of our state’s economy for a look at what the future could bring. Pollack’s four decades of experience bring insight that you will find enlightening, engaging and essential to better understanding the forces shaping our economy.

This year’s Economic Outlook will address the following questions and more:

  • What challenges and opportunities lie ahead as our economy continues to grow?
  • Will Arizona see continued improvements in job growth, consumer spending and economic development?
  • What sectors are driving U.S. economic growth?
  • As the U.S. economy gains momentum, is the global economy following suit?
  • What are the United States’ key trading partners doing to stimulate growth?
  • Do political and social instability continue to be the top global risks?
  • How are fiscal crises in key economies affecting the national and global economies?

Cox Communications will again showcase its mobile technologies with the Cox Media Mobile Survey, which invites attendees at Economic Outlook 2016 to weigh in on their predictions for the coming year and to share their sentiments via text message on local industry growth, national policy and local industry growth.

Early bird pricing for Economic Outlook 2016 ends Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m. and registration closes entirely on Wednesday, August 26 at 5 p.m. Register online today at www.phoenixchamber.com/eo2016.

“The Chamber is proud to work with a strong community partner like Cox Communications to present the state of the economy from a local, national and international perspective EO16_pressrelease_imageto business leaders across the Valley,” stated Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. “Since 1982, the Chamber has hosted this annual event as an opportunity to bring the community together to gain a greater understanding about what challenges and opportunities lie ahead to be better prepared for success heading into the year to come.”


Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Representing 2,500 businesses across Metropolitan Phoenix, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is Arizona’s oldest and largest Chamber. The Chamber supports the growth and development of business by offering networking and marketing opportunities, money-saving programs and a voice in government, keeping its members informed, connected and prosperous. The Chamber also enhances members’ success by promoting economic development, entrepreneurship and a connection to the community.

Cox Communications Arizona 
Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In the metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 18,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. During the past four years, Cox has topped 10 J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide and wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.

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