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 Report Release, Quarterly Business Analysis Set for November 5
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 Nov.
5. The report, first published in 2011, will be shared at a luncheon, beginning at
11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors Event Center at 314 N. Goad
Springs Road in Lowell. Attendees can arrive at 10:45 a.m. for networking.
Speakers will include Greg Pogue of the IC2 Institute, which is a "think-and-do tank" at the University of Texas that explores factors that promote economic development and creates programs to promote good business practices around the world, and economist Mervin Jebaraj, director of the university's Center for Business and Economic Research.
Pogue and his team at the IC2 Institute spent more than a year studying entrepreneurship in Northwest Arkansas and will share his final report, called "Innovate Again, Innovate Here" at the luncheon. His Northwest Arkansas research and assessment was funded by the Walton Family Foundation.
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 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.
The cost for the program and luncheon is $45. Preregistration is required, and the deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. Reservations can be made for the luncheon at cber.uark.edu or by calling 479-575-4151.
Gregory P. Pogue
Deputy Executive Director
Senior Research Scientist
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Arkansas
Center for Business and Economic Research