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  • 40/29tv: Arkansas professor explains potential impact of President Biden's $3.5 trillion spending bill
  • ArkansasOnline: Bikers roll in without an official Bikes, Blues & BBQ ralley
  • Yahoo!News: Warehouses boom, offices lag in Northwest Arkansas
  • NWAOnline: 2 counties register business-space rise
  • Talk Business & Politics: Skyline Report: new Walmart HQ comprises $435 million in building permits this year
  • ArkansasOnline: Benton, Washington counties see business-space increases
  • NWAOnline: Report: Northwest Arkansas warehouse space in demand 
  • University of Arkansas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Conference
  • 5NewsOnline: New study outlines housing affordability recommendations outlined after new study
  • KNWA: Experts say highway current expansion projects unlikely to hurt smaller towns like previous ones
  • KNWA: SPECIAL REPORT: Experts say highway current expansion projects unlikely to hurt smaller towns like previous ones
  • NWADG-Northwest Arkansas housing boom continues as home prices soar and apartments fill up
  • NWADG-NWA EDITORIAL: The red-hot housing market makes many of us smile, but it's not all good news
  • Arkansas Business: Report: Housing Market Tightens, Prices Up in NW Arkansas
  • Yahoo.com: Skyline Report: NWA housing prices surge as supply dives
  • ArkansasOnline: Home prices up 16.2%; apartments grow scarcer
  • Talk Business and Politics: ‘Red hot’ housing market in Northwest Arkansas struggles with growth; home prices rise, inventory falls
  • KATV.com:  'Red hot' housing market in Northwest Arkansas struggles with growth; home prices rise
  • KNWA: Inventory low for homes, apartments as prices rise in Northwest Arkansas
  • ArkansasOnline: 'It's going to do nothing but go up': Med school, jets, housing expected to increase Fort Smith
  • ArkansasOnline: Patriot Park planned in Fayetteville to help end veteran homelessness 
  • ArkansasOnline: Census: Towns closest to Fort Smith gained population; those further away decreased
  • Talk Business & Politics: New program aimed at reducing poverty in Northwest Arkansas
  • ArkansasOnline: Fort Smith business leaders, educators welcome new workforce development VP
  • Times Record: Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visits Fort Smith Senior Activity Center to campaign
  • Times Record: Delta Variant surge slows state's economic recovery
  • Times Record: Unemployment rate in Arkansas stays at 4.4%, while it declines at the national level 
  • Arkansas Online: OPINION: Region's growth will demand more mass transit
  • NWAOnline: GREG HARTON: Region's growth will demand more mass transit 
  • ArkansasOnline: Pay increases for Fort Smith city workers debated; parks maintenance in focus 
  • KNWA: COVID-19 surge could negatively impact Arkansas businesses
  • ArkansasOnline: Homes in Arkansas scarce for 1st-time buyers
  • ArkansasOnline: Fort Smith leaders welcome new workforce development VP -
  • NWAOnline: BUSINESS PEOPLE
  • UANews: Jebaraj elected to National Association for Business Economics Board
  • Times Record: How business-friendly is Arkansas? 
  • NWOnline: NWA EDITORIAL: Northwest Arkansas is on the rise 
  • ArkansasOnline:  NW Arkansas group aims to upgrade work skills 
  • NWADG: NWA ranks fourth on 'Best Places to Live' report - Region moving high on list
  • KUAF Talk Busines on KASU: UA economist sees options beyond tax cuts for investing budget surplus
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist sees options beyond tax cuts for investing budget surplus 
  • KATV: UA economist sees options beyond tax cuts for investing budget surplus
  • UA Newswire: U of A to Offer Online Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference
  • KNWA: Lawmakers, businesss leaders talk future of economy in Northwest Arkansas
  • Rep. Steve Womack: Biden's infrastructure bill needs to focus on "traditional infrastructure"
  • Talk Business on KASU: Economist Jebaraj says lot of good news in April jobs report 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: A lot of good news in April jobs report 
  • Arkansas Business: Surprise! City Sales Tax Receipts Rise, Defying COVID-19 Predictions 
  • KUAF.com: The Pandemic and Economic Recovery
  • Yahoo News: Watch: A conversation on the future of Northwest Arkansas
  • Yahoo News: NCAA sends mixed messages on trans rights with championship sites 
  • KNWA: Baseball Regionals will be boost to NWA economy, experts say
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist says inflation largely a post-pandemic return to normal
  • Marketplace.com: NABE forecasters predict strong economic growth, ongoing recovery in 2021 
  • Talk Business & Politics: April report shows more than 68,000 jobs return to state economy; jobless rate holds at 4.4%
  • Fox Business:  Cash incentives push work-from-home employees to explore new housing markets
  • ArkansasOnline: Walton Family Foundation provides $2 million grant for mixed-income neighborhoods
  • ArkansasOnline: Industrial land sold for business expansions in Springdale 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas to stop $300-a-week federal jobless benefits; U.S. April job numbers below estimates
  • KNWA: NWA employers struggle to find workers 
  • Arkansas Traveler: Northwest Arkansans struggle to afford homes amid reional housing distress
  • Arkansas to stop $300-a-week federal jobless benefits; US April job numbers below estimates 
  • ArkansasOnline: Panel to tackle economic recovery 
  • NWAOnline: Fayetteville committee to tackle pandemic economic recovery 
  • KNWA: Biden's “American Families Plan” potential impact on NWA
  • Talk Business & Politics:Economist: Tax cuts will help low income; businesses must spend to overcome 'reputational harm' 
  • Fayetteville Flyer: Kick-off meeting scheduled for Fayetteville's economic recovery plan
  • Arkansas Online: Office-space vacancies flat in NW
  • Arkansas Business: Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Office Vacancy Unchanged
  • KNWA: Arvest Skyline Report: Commercial real estate expands in NWA
  • NWACouncil.org:  Skyline Report - Northwest Arkansas Council
  • Talk Business & Politics: Skyline Report: commercial real estate market in Northwest Arkansas remains 'strong, healthy'
  • Arvestshare.com: NWA home sales up significantly from record high in 2019
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas job market faces challenges to recover
  • NWAOnline: Women bear the brunt of virus repercussions
  • ArkansasOnline: Pandemic hit women workers hard, and Northwest Arkansas no exception, experts say 
  • NWAOnline:  Northwest Arkansas job market faces challenges to recover
  • NWAOnline: NWA EDITORIAL: NWA's future unclear
  • ArkansasOnline: Remote from Arkansas
  • ArkansasOnline: Lumber prices rocket on demand surge
  • fintechzoom.com: Mortgage rates Today-remote from Arkansas
  • ArkansasOnline: Springdale enjoys westward expansion
  • ArkansasOnline: Crystal Bridges plans expansion
  • Arkansas Online: Development dilemma 'NIMBY': An obstacle to some, an insult to others
  • ArkansasOnline: Land availability for housing in Northwest Arkansas shrinking
  • ArkansasOnline: State's NW sees drop in vacant land for housing
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas following urban sprawl pattern, housing squeeze
  • Talk Business & Politics: Rapid Northwest Arkansas growth leads to higher housing costs
  • ArkansasOnline: NW council turns efforts to housing
  • NWAOnline: Attainable housing focus of new Northwest Arkansas Council center
  • KUAF.com: U of A economist discusses potential impacts of American Rescue Plan in Arkansas 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Pandemic economics: Changed consumer, workplace patterns will be part of post-pandemic world
  • KATV: Economist: New coronavirus package will have immediate stimulative effects
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: New coronavirus package will have 'immediate stimulative effects'
  • KNWA: Restaurant industry rocked by COVID-19, gets big boost from $1.9 trillion stimulus package
  • KNWA: 'People are hungry.' Springdale man said he hopes new stimulus package addresses Marshallese community needs
  • OPINION | EDITORIAL: Bringing it home
  • Talk Business & Politics: NWA home sales rise to record high; inventory hits record low
  • Arkansas Business: Northwest Arkansas posts record home sales
  • Arkansas Online: Sales of homes in 2 counties hits 5,726
  • Talk Business & Politics: NWA home sales rise to record high; inventory hits record low
  • Talk Business & Politics: Northwest Arkansas Council announces first round of Life Works Here recipients
  • 4029 News: If approved by congress Arkansans can receive stimulus and unemployment checks
  • KNWA: Second stimulus checks to impact economy differently
  • KNWA FOX 24: Local researcher explains how second round of stimulus checks will help NWA economy
  • Arkansas Business: Northwest Arkansas posts record home sales
  • Arkansas Business: Northwest Arkansas Council focuses on diversity follow through
  • Joplin Globe: Despite tough year, malls keep evolving Local News
  • Arkansas Online: Bentonville to test 'work hub' design
  • KUAF: Talk Business on KASU: Economist Mervin Jebaraj on jobs, alcohol sales
  • Arkansas Online: Nature at heart of Luther George Park in Springdale
  • KATV Channel 7: It's not necessarily that it's a consumer preference
  • Arkansas Online: Experts cautious on recovery timeline
  • Talk Business and Politics: U.S. economic rebound expected for 2021, but tough times ahead for bars and restaurants
  • 5NEWS: US economic rebound expected for 2021, but tough times ahead for bars and restaurants
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist Liquor store sales up 28% during pandemic; bars down 33%
  • KATV: Economist Liquor store sales up 28% during pandemic; bars down 33%
  • Talk Business & Politics: Steep increase reported in Arkansas job numbers; December jobless rate falls to 4.2%
  • ArkansasOnline: Covid: How retailers sprinted when the foot traffic stopped
  • 40/29TV: Gov Hutchinson 53,000 more Arkansans are employed today compared to January 2015
  • KNWA FOX24: We're not even holding our heads above water. Sales tax records show NWA bars struggle while liquor store sales skyrocket
  • Talk Business & Politics: The Arkansas consumer ranked as top 2020 statewide business story
  • Talk Business & Politics: State economists Resurgence likely to depend on pace of vaccine distribution
  • Talk Business & Politics: Design work for XNA sky bridge is 90% complete; Jebaraj joins board of director
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA announces Arkansas Business Forecast speakers, plans for virtual event in January
  • UA News Economists to Discuss 2021 Outlook at 27th Arkansas Business Forecast 
  • WaltonToday: Economists to Discuss 2021 Outlook at 27th Arkansas Business Forecast
  • KUAF: U of A economist weighs in on Biden's Cabinet picks
  • Talk Business & Politics: Jebaraj outlines Biden economic agenda
  • Newstral.com: Willow Bend housing project in south Fayetteville goes vertical
  • NWAOnline: Willow Bend housing project in south Fayetteville goes vertical
  • KNWA: Arkansas poll reveals economy is still a major concern for voters
  • ArkansasaOnline: Economic think tank pitches NW's recovery 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Sales Tax down in Northwest Arkansas in October report
  • KNWA: There's a lot more jobs and investment that could happen.' Economist says Arkansas could be ripe for renewable energy growth  
  • Arkansas Business: Jebaraj: Pandemic Crimps Consumer-Driven Economy
  • NWAOnline:  State's NW sees its momentum stall
  • KNWA: 2020 State of the Region report released for NWA
  • kuaf.com: State Unemployment Up Slightly in August
  • Talk Business & Politics:: State of region report highlights Northwest Arkansas growth in 2019
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economists: No second federal stimulus plan will slow consumer spending, lead to an 'eviction crisis'
  • ArkansasOnline: Springdale to tackle zoning for areas annexed from Bethel Heights
  • Talk Business & Politics: Pandemic likely to alter normal Presidential election effect on economy
  • nwahomepage.com: Razorback football to have little impact on local hotel, short-term rental industry, economist says
  • KTLO.com: BC's tourism tax drop lowest among state's top 10 generating counties
  • NWAOnline: Some bikers, football fans on way, Motorcycle rally canceled, game attendance limited because of pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas jobless rate rises in August, number of unemployed up 6.9% over July
  • 5NewsOnline: Walton Arts Center announces new board members, officers
  • Talk Business and Politics: Walton Arts Center announces new board members, officers
  • Arkansas Business: Jebaraj gives passing grade to CARES Act
  • KUAF: U of A Economist: Tourism, hospitality industries will need stimulus to survive
  • KNWA: Economist breaks down COVID-19 impact on state's economy
  • Arkansas Business: Despite Pandemic, NW Arkansas Real estate remains strong
  • Talk Business & Politics: State partners with Baptist Health on COVID testing; Walton says tourism industry 'hardest hit'
  • 5newsonline.com: Home improvement and remodeling jobs surge during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: Tourism industry needs a bailout to maintain jobs, quality of life
  • KATV: Economist claims state tourism industry needs a bailout to maintain jobs, quality of life
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economic worries escalate, fewer plan to travel during Labor Day weekend 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Fort Smith sales tax revenue beats budget expectations, but budget cuts to remain
  • Hot Springs Sentinel-Record: An open letter to Arkansas legislators OPINION
  • KNWA: Report: Northwest Arkansas real estate strong despite pandemic
  • Arvestshare.com: NWA real estate market remains healthy amid pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Woes not hitting real estate in NW region, report shows
  • NWAOnline: Report: Northwest Arkansas real estate strong despite virus
  • Arkansas Business: Despite pandemic, NW Arkansas real estate remains strong
  • Talk Business & Politics: Northwest Arkansas real estate market shows limited impact from COVID-19 pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: State applies for FEMA jobless funds, will not make $100 weekly match
  • KUAF.com: Checking in on the Economy in the Second Quarter
  • Mervin Jebaraj warned more financial turmoil is in store without Congressional agreement on new pandemic package
  • Harrison Daily Times: Jebaraj to speak at economic update breakfast
  • KATV: UA economist says unemployment benefits and $600 supplement propped up US economy
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist says unemployment benefits and $600 supplement propped up U.S. 
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas' fiscal year off to a good start with 47.2% increase in July revenue
  • Episode 79-Mervin Jebaraj is economically in tune with Northwest Arkansas: I am Northwest Arkansas
  • KUAR: Arkansas revenue soars above projections in July for good start to fiscal year
  • KARK TV: Fayetteville business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic 
  • ArkansasOnline: Walmart pledging increased severance
  • KNWA: Fayetteville local business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Voters to decide Bethel Heights' fate
  • KNWA: Fayetteville local business prepares for shorter Razorback football season amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • NWAOnline: Voters to decide Bethel Heights' fate
  • NWAOnline: Walmart pledging increased severance layoffs part of US streamlining
  • NWAOnline: Walmart cutting jobs, cites "changes"
  • ArkansasOnline: Vote in 2 cities near; results to determine Bethel Heights' fate
  • KNWA: A Closer look: Arkansas' COVID-19 economic impacts
  • NWADOnline: JPs told county's expenses on target, official says virus impact not severe
  • 40/29: Fayetteville police department receives many calls on people not wearing masks
  • UA Newswire O'Leary-Kelly Named Chair of Walton Arts Center Council
  • KUAF: UA Economist grades state, national response to COVID-19
  • KNWA: Razorback football season in limbo as COVID-19 outbreak shows no slowing down
  • ArkansasOnline: Some Arkansas cities' income climbs despite virus
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist grades state, national response to COVID-19
  • 5News Facebook: University of Arkansas economist Mervin Jebaraj gives the federal government a pretty good grade for its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • KATV News: Economist grades state national response to COVID-19
  • UA Research Frontier podcast: Will we bounce back Jebaraj analyzes the pandemic's impact on Arkansas Economy
  • UA News: New Short talks dives into lasting effects of COVID-19 on economy
  • KNWA: International UA students run risk of inability to return to fall classes
  • Fayetteville Flyer: Fayetteville fills 10 positions on city boards and committees
  • KNWA: Special Report An unprecedented election year
  • Talk Business and Politics: U.S. enters recession, ending longest economic expansion in U.S. history
  • ArkansasOnline: Silenced Walmart fest echoes in NW
  • Private Wealth: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • KATV: Economist: Stimulus checks, no stay-at-home order softened financial impact in Arkansas
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: Stimulus checks, no stay-at-home order softened financial impact in Arkansas
  • KWNA: We urge the administration to be more specific in its proposals to safeguard the UA community
  • BloombergQuint: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • Financial advisor Magazine: Walmart's celebrity -studded annual party is silenced by covid
  • KNWA: Millions of jobs lost in April due to coronavirus pandemic
  • ArkansasOnline: Retailers in Northwest Arkansas hoping to stay afloat during pandemic
  • Talk Business & Politics: US lost 20.5 million jobs in April as national unemployment rate soars to 14.7%
  • KUAF: Economies of smaller cities, rural areas likely hit hardest during pandemic
  • 40/29 News: Arkansas relaunches small business grants, additional $40 Million available
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: 2Q GDP will be much worse than 1Q; no college football will zap regional economy
  • Magnolia Reporter: Rural Arkansas will have longer path to economic recovery
  • KATV Report: Arkansas' tourism industry handling COVID-19 better than other states
  • UA Newswire: Economies of smaller cities, rural areas likely hardest hit by COVID-19
  • KNWA: Governor makes false claim regarding COVID-19 testing
  • Talk Business & Politics: Arkansas' tourism industry handles COVID-19 better than other states; leisure, hospitality industry most affected in state
  • ArkansasOnline: Business leaders hoping U.S. delivers 2nd round or relief
  • ArkansasOnline: Arkansas jobless rate rises to 4.8%
  • ArkansasOnline: States execs on call with Trump to offer advice on recovery
  • ArkansasOnline: Fayetteville housing authority to buy apartments
  • NWAOnline: Pool of small-business benefits runs dry while Congress debates
  • KNWA: Small business owner gets creative in making cash
  • KNWA: Economist, policy analyst say cities need to prevent service cuts
  • 40/29 NEWS: Almost 150,000 Arkansans have filed for unemployment
  • ArkansasOnline: NW construction sites bustling as workers deemed essential
  • Arkansas Online: Construction workers remain at Northwest Arkansas job sites
  • KNWA (NWAHomepage.com): A closer look: 16m people are on unemployment due to COVID-19
  • 5NEWS: Facts not Fear: UA economist answers your questions about coronavirus in Arkansas
  • KNWA/Fox 24: A Closer Look: Businesses work to "make it" during COVID-19 crisis
  • ArkansasOnline: Renters, landlords face crunch time as rent, mortgages come due
  • 5newsonline: People who receive social security will also get a stimulus check
  • KUAF.com: U of A Report examines impact of coronavirus on regional economies
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist: $2.2 trillion spending package will help, but more will be needed
  • Talk Business & Politics: Skyline Report: Commercial vacancy rate in NWA fell to 10% in second half of 2019
  • NWAOnline: Northwest Arkansas cities, counties preparing for economic toll
  • NWA Democrat Gazette: Virus toll projections indicate dire times ahead for state's economy
  • University of Arkansas Newswire: COVID-19 Economic Impact in Arkansas
  • KNWA: NWA projected to lose more than $200m in sales during COVID-19 outbreak, economist says
  • 5newsonline.com: Small businesses to get help thanks to federal stimulus package
  • Talk Business & Politics: University of Arkansas researchers offer early estimates of COVID-19 impact to NWA economy
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal: New home sales in Bentonville School District triple all others in NWA
  • Talk Business & Politics: New home sales in Bentonville school district triple all others in NWA
  • Fayetteville Flyer: NWA home sales reach record high according to newly released Skyline Report
  • ArkansasOnline: Aid to American workers a must, U.S. Sen. John Boozman says: State's lawmakers working on solutions in Washington
  • Arkansas Online: Home sales in NWA climb to record level
  • 5newsonline.com: Skyline Report: NWA home sales reach record high, lot supply hits all-time low
  • NWA Democrat Gazette: Study details struggle of Arkansas' working poor
  • Talk Business and Politics: NWA home sales hit high, lot supply falls to low in 2019
  • 5newsonline.com: Fayetteville financial experts say stock market fallout is only temporary
  • ArkansasOnline: Bentonville expecting growth after new art museum opens
  • KUAR: Arkansas Economist: Coronovirus breadth key to impact on US, world trade
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist Coronavirus breadth key to impact on U.S. world trade
  • Talk Business & Politics: Resilience in manufacturing could continue but at a slower pace
  • 4029 News: Stocks fall in response to coronavirus
  • Talk Business & Politics:Under 40 forum focuses on hunger relief, poverty
  • 40/29: Arkansas trucking, manufacturing could be hurt by coronavirus
  • KNWA: A closer look working in communal work spaces
  • Talk Business & Politics: Top 5 Arkansas business stories of the decade
  • ArkansasOnline: Merchants still await development in downtown Springdale
  • KUAF: Annual report forecasts continued low unemployment in NWA
  • Talk Business & Politics: UA economist discusses trade deals-job growth
  • Talk Business & Politics: Take time to talk
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas housing costs rise as region's art scene grows
  • Arkansas Business: Job growth slowing but economy still stable, economists say
  • ArkansasOnline: Economic growth in 2020 in Northwest Arkansas expected to be better than forecast says
  • Talk Business & Politics: Global economist says recession fears are subsiding
  • ArkansasOnline: Area group's goal connecting investors, start-up businesses
  • ArkansasOnline: Northwest Arkansas housing costs rise as region's art scene grows
  • Arkansas Business: Job growth slowing but economy still stable, economists say
  • ArkansasOnline: Economic growth in 2020 in Northwest Arkansas expected to be better than 2019's forecast says
  • Talk Business & Politics: Global economist says recession fears are subsiding
  • Arkansas Online: Area group's goal connecting investors, start-up businesses
  • NWA Business Journal: Take time to talk
  • ArkansasOnline: State's poverty rate inches up to 16.8%, census figures show
  • KNWA: USMCA trade deal help will Arkansas poultry exports, expert says
  • NWA Business Journal: Business Forecast 2020
  • NWA Business Journal: The 2020 home buying forecast
  • Nikkei: Red states: Trump Country's love affair with Chinese investment
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economists describe a 'resilient' 2019, with a slowing state economy in 2020
  • Arkansas Business Journal: Flush it right away: Best Quotes of 2019
  • Times Record:  Low wages, skills gap lessen chances out of poverty in Fort Smith
  • Times Record: 2020 Arkansas Business Forecast set in January
  • UA Newswire: U of A Staff Campus Climate Survey Results Now
  • UA Newswire: Economists to discuss outlook for 2020 at 26th Business Forecast Luncheon
  • Talk Business & Politics: Economist warns tariffs could impact consumer prices