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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...



2017 State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report 

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Oct. 3, 2017


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, released the seventh annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report on Oct. 3, 2017. The report was released during the luncheon program at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center at 314 N. Goad Springs Road in Lowell.  Speakers at the event included 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, and University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz, the Northwest Arkansas Council's presiding co-chair. 

Nelson Peacock, president and CEO since July 2017, discussed the council's regional goals and addressed the need to expand efforts to attract federal funding for basic research to enhance support for local entrepreneurs helping grow and diversify the region's economy. Jebaraj outlined the economic highlights in the report, as well as economic data and statistics from the Center for Business and Economic Research's Quarterly Business Analysis. 

 

 2017 State of the NWA Region Front Page 

For additional information about the report and the center, please contact us at cber@uark.edu or 479-575-4151.

 

 



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