Arizona, SW Region Economic Growth Eclipse Nation in Coming Year

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on September 18, 2016

The Southwest is expected to continue eclipsing the national economy in terms of economic growth and job creation over the next few years.

That’s according to former Citibank CEO Eugene McQuade, who spoke at the annual Phoenix Business Journal-Salt River Project 2017 Economic Forecast, held today at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.

McQuade told the crowd that, while the U.S. will see increasing — but still low — interest rates, national growth will be flat in the coming year.