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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...



 

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 will present the regular Quarterly Business Analysis at a luncheon event. The event is 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, will address regional economic trends and issues. "I am looking forward to presenting the latest economic information about the Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas economies to our community leaders," Jebaraj said. "The program will highlight new economic data like GDP growth, unemployment rates, personal income, and population estimates and dive deeper into the underlying trends that will affect the economic expansion in the state and region over the near term."

The Quarterly Business Analysis program builds networks of leaders from business, academic and governmental sectors in the region while addressing business highlights of the previous quarter, key economic trends and projections and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy. The program lasts for approximately 75 minutes, including time for questions and answers.  The cost for the program and luncheon is $40. Preregistration is required, and the deadline is Friday, May19, 2017. For more information contact the Center for Business and Economic Research (479) 575-4151.         Register Here

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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