By Rofida Khairallah | Pinal Central
COOLIDGE — Business and economic experts from around Arizona and the United States met on Zoom early Friday morning to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national and international economy as part of the monthly Pinal Partnership meeting.
The discussion was scheduled to examine Pinal County’s future as a hub for electrical vehicle manufacturing. However, the conversation veered into a deeper look at the impact the pandemic, and the mandated shutdown of many businesses, will have on the global economy.
While the entire panel of business leaders agreed that efforts to slow the spread of the virus have significantly slowed the full-steam-ahead progress of the economy prior to the start of the pandemic, some were in disagreement over what financial and enterprise opportunities could be available in a post-pandemic future, especially for Arizona and Pinal County.