News Brief: Don Garner Commentary on 2022 Trends for AZ Business Magazine

November 23, 2021

Among the top five states in the nation in terms of economic growth, Arizona has been steadily charging forward, experiencing growth at an accelerated pace across all sectors of the economy. But as 2022 remains just a few short weeks away, the state’s business leaders are asking themselves what can be expected of Arizona’s major economic drivers in the months and years ahead.

Drawing on insights from one of the nation’s top economists, Dr. Christopher Thornberg of independent research firm Beacon Economics, as well as other noteworthy experts in the field, Alliance Bank of Arizona’s CEO Don Garner weighed in with his thoughts on trends to keep an eye on as we head into the new year.

Providing context through a banking lens, Don shares his thoughts on the commercial real estate and retail sectors, as well as other areas that experts anticipate will continue to drive the state’s economy forward, including healthcare, manufacturing and logistics.

To see Don’s column, visit AZ Business Magazine.

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