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The cities of El-Mirage, Surprise and Youngtown, through its economic development efforts,seeks to encourage job growth and business development in an effort to increase economic opportunity for our region and residents. Economic Outlook occurs annually in the fall and is a signature event of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce. 
Municipal governments and their Economic Development staff play a role in numerous significant achievements. A number of things make the economy tick. But, we live in a world of limited financial resources, and priorities must be set by policymakers. What can the business community do to assist in these decisions, and where should we focus? 

Our keynote presenters offer information that helps business plan for the year ahead in real estate, finance and other markets. 

Featured Moderator: Jim Rounds 

The featured moderator for Economic Outlook is  Jim Rounds, President of Rounds Consulting Group. The firm specializes in economic development and tax policy research; data collection and analysis; fiscal planning including revenue forecasting and budget development; strategic planning and marketing; impact and market studies; and litigation support. Mr. Rounds regularly provides advice to policymakers at the State Capitol, mayors throughout the state as well as city council members, county board members, and other public and private sector leaders in the community. Jim has delivered hundreds of economic presentations and is regularly quoted on television, radio, and in printed media.