Annual Speakers Series

Annual Speakers Series
The Verde Valley – Success in Action”
Economic State of the Region
Jim Rounds, Rounds Consulting Group

October 21, 2016
7:30 AM -10:30 AM
Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Clarkdale

Sponsorships Available


Questions: Contact Mary Chicoine, 928-300-1640,

Jim RoundsJim Rounds is 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. Key areas of recent experience include analyzing and designing state tax policy and economic development reforms, analysis of transportation infrastructure investments, strategic analysis related to local government economic and fiscal forecasting, community marketing, and state and local area tourism planning.

In addition to contracted research, Mr. Rounds volunteers time as an advocate for quality public policy development at the state and local government levels. Recently, Jim has spent much time supporting the concept of “growing from within,” which includes efforts to better understand small business development issues, and strategic investment in education and workforce training.

Previously, Mr. Rounds served as a Senior Economist and Senior Budget Analyst with the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and as Senior Vice President at Elliott D. Pollack & Company.  Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University.