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State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Release,

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for Oct. 3


Mervin Jebaraj

Mervin Jebaraj
Center for Business and Economic Research


Nelson Peacock

Nelson Peacock
Northwest Arkansas Council


The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will release the seventh annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report on Oct. 3. The 2017 report will be shared at a 90-minute luncheon program beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center at 314 N. Goad Springs Road in Lowell. Attendees are welcome to arrive at 11 a.m. for networking. Speakers at the event will include Nelson Peacock, the Northwest Arkansas Council's new president and CEO, and University of Arkansas economist Mervin Jebaraj, interim director of the U of A's Center for Business and Economic Research. University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz, the Northwest Arkansas Council's presiding co-chair, will introduce the event and give remarks.

Nelson Peacock, who started as president and CEO in July, will discuss the council's regional goals and address the need to expand the effort to attract federal funding for basic research and to enhance the support for local entrepreneurs to help grow and diversify the region's economy. Jebaraj will outline the economic highlights in the State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report, as well as economic data and statistics from the Center for Business and Economic Research's Quarterly Business Analysis.

The cost for the program and luncheon is $40. Pre-registration is required, and the deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 26. Reservations can be made by clicking the button below or by calling 479-575-4151. If you wish to purchase a table of eight seats, please contact us at cber@uark.edu or 479-575-4151.

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