Pinal Partnership hosts breakfast and economic presentation at Rawhide

December 7, 2018


Roberto A. Jackson

Gila River Indian News


Pinal Partnership hosted Elliot Pollack’s 2019 Market Forecast on Dec. 7., at Rawhide Western Town. Civic and business leaders listened to Pollack’s comprehensive economic outlook for Arizona and Pinal County. 


“The rate of growth is going to slow in 2019, but it’s still going to be a decent year,” said Pollack, who is CEO of Elliott D. Pollack and Company, an economic and real estate consulting firm in Scottsdale.


Pinal County will soon be home to two electric vehicle plants. Nikola Corp plans to develop a semi-truck plant in Coolidge and Lucid Motors is moving toward building a plant in Casa Grande. 


According to materials provided by Pinal Partnership, “Mr. Pollack is widely sought after as a speaker for economic, policy, fiscal and economic impact, and real estate issues. He is also sought after by local, regional and national news media as an expert source of economic and real estate matters.”


Following his discussion, Pollack fielded questions regarding housing, the stock market and business opportunities. 

David White, General Manager, Wild Horse Pass Development Authority, said Rawhide has hosted several Pinal Partnership meetings. White, who is also a Pinal Partnership board member, sees opportunities for Pinal County and the Gila River Indian Community to “work together.”


Pollack and White both see millennials having a positive impact for Pinal County and the Community. “The outlook for millennials is quite excellent financially,” said Pollack.


White said there is potential for the Community in capturing the interest of millennials. “[Millennials] come to our events at Rawhide, and we’re seeing the impact and how they’re changing the market,” said White. 


Among the attendees at the breakfast were Casa Grande’s mayor, Craig McFarland, and Coolidge’s mayor, Jon Thompson.