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Q1 Industrial Outlook: 2015 marks a turning point in the Phoenix economy

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The Phoenix economy exceeded expectations in 2014, and despite a seasonal slowdown after the holiday season, the first quarter of 2015 kicked off in the right direction as well. The core industries in the Valley, including financial services, tourism, and professional services, have been driving much of the growth. Phoenix is outperforming the Western U.S. in year- over -year nonfarm payroll growth and continues to see strong levels of hiring. Unfortunately, a few pockets of weakness continue to delay a full recovery in Phoenix. Construction and Manufacturing industries within the Valley are stagnant and have not added many new jobs since the recession. The single-family housing market has cooled and developers remain stubborn as new construction permits remain at record low levels. Demographic trends within the Phoenix metro area continue to defy limited new residential construction. The Valley is seeing population gains accelerate and are expected to exceed the historical average soon. A majority of growth stems from migration into Phoenix as evidenced by the fact that the local pool of residents grew nearly twice as fast as the nation’s in 2014. These demographic trends support growing household formation, labor force expansion, and additional residential construction in 2015.… Read More

Arizona manufacturing faces mixed future

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Note: The following interview and article featuring Anthony Lydon, JLL’s Managing Director – Industrial, originally aired on 91.5 KJZZ and appeared on KJZZ.org.

Listen to the interview:

http://joneslanglasalleblog.com/Phoenix/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Manufacturing-Down.mp3

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A new report highlights how manufacturing has changed in Phoenix over the last year, and what could happen as the industry comes out of the recession. The report from JLL is generally positive: The housing market is stabilizing while… Read More