Economics

Where is the Valley still struggling? Where is there hope on the horizon? Rebound Arizona turned to a W. P. Carey economist to see what 2021 looks like amid the pandemic.

In a national study by labor-analytics firm Emsit, metro Phoenix is ranked top again by its ability to attract and retain high-quality workers and other economic-development factors. However, Maricopa County still has issues, according to an ASU economist.

KJZZ's The Show spoke with ASU economist Bart Hobijn about how challenging it is to look ahead when we remain in the eye of the pandemic’s storm.

Economists predict local and nationwide economies could get back to business as usual in the new year if a vaccine stops the spread of COVID-19 and Congress supports a stimulus plan to keep the rebound going.

KJZZ's The Show talked with Professor of Economics Dennis Hoffman about how the incoming Biden administration will look at defense spending once it takes office in the new year.