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The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Center for Business & Economic Research

Located in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the Center provides applied economic and business research to federal, state, and local government, as well as to businesses currently operating or those that desire to operate in the state of Arkansas. The Center further works to improve the economic opportunities of all Arkansans by conducting policy research in the public interest. Learn more...



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Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon

Quarterly Business Analysis

The Center for for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas presented the regular Quarterly Business Analysis at a luncheon event. The event was at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville, 1325 North Palak Drive on May 23, 2017. Mervin Jebaraj, interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, presented the latest economic information about the Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas economies to community leaders from the region. The program highlighted new economic data on GDP growth, unemployment rates, personal income, and population estimates and analysed the underlying trends that will affect the economic expansion in the state and region over the near term. The presentation also focused on new data available and the contributions of arts and culture to the Arkansas economy.

 The Quarterly Business Analysis program builds networks of leaQuarterly Business Analysis Crowd_5_23_2017ders from business, academic and governmental sectors in the region while addressing key economic trends and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy. The program typically lasts for approximately 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers. The cost for the program and luncheon is $40. For more information please contact the Center for Business and Economic Research at (479) 575-4151.

2016 State of the Region Report

2016 State of the NWA Region Front Page

Kathy Deck, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, and Mike Harvey, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Arkansas Council, spoke about regional economic trends and issues the Northwest Arkansas Region and the surrounding areas at the Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon.               

 

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