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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...



Business Forecast Luncheon

kathy Deck

Coordinated by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, the event was held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers. You can download a copy of the Business Forecast Program here or view the video of the event here.

Quarterly Business Analysis

Quarterly Business Analysis

The Center for Business and Economic Research, in collaboration with the Northwest Arkansas Council, released the sixth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report at a Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon event on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center. Economic data on GDP change, retail, sales, consumer sentiment, household debt, home ownership, and interest rates were presented.

For the economic forecast for the nation, state and region, plan to attend the annual Business Forecast on January 27, 2017 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Please call the Center at 479-575-4151 for sponsorship opportunities and event details.


2016 State of the NWA 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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State of NWA Region Report, Quarterly Business Analysis Set for Sept. 30

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Speakers for the event include Mike Harvey, chief operating officer of the Northwest Arkansas Council, and University of Arkansas economist Kathy Deck, director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

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