Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon
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.
State of Northwest Arkansas Region,
Quarterly Business Analysis Set Sept. 25
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 eighth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report on Sept 25.
The 2018 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 and registration.
Speakers will include Ross DeVol, a fellow of the Walton Family Foundation who focuses on research into policies related to economic vitality of Northwest Arkansas and America's heartland; Nelson Peacock, Northwest Arkansas Council's president and chief executive officer; and economist Mervin Jebaraj, director of the university's Center for Business and Economic Research.Peacock will review aspects of the Greater Northwest Arkansas Development Strategy, a plan that will guide the Northwest Arkansas Council's pursuits over the next three years. DeVol's will discuss the importance of education and knowledge in metropolitan growth, talk about universities that excel in technology transfer and describe Utah's success spurred by decisions nearly 20 years ago to expand science and technology investment. 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 State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report is widely viewed as one of the best measures of performances compared to peer regions such as Madison, Wisconsin; Raleigh, North Carolina; Provo, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; and Austin, Texas.
View 2017 State of the Region Report
Individual tickets are $45 each with the option to purchase a table of eight. Pre-registration is required. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 21. Reservations can be made for the luncheon at http://cber.uark.edu/ or by calling 479-575-4151.
The Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon addresses short and long term economic growth for the region and nation.
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, presented the regular Quarterly Business Analysis on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
"The program addressed trending economic data, tax cuts, tariffs, interest rate adjustments and other factors and at their effect on short-term and long-term growth for the nation, Arkansas and the region," Jebaraj said. "Even in a growing economy, changes in policy and a daily flow of new information can shift the economic outlook." The program also took a deep dive into what kind of pressure Northwest Arkansas' growing population is putting on affordable housing in the region.