Walton College Business Analysis Luncheon Set for Wednesday

The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will host its Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon on Wednesday.

The event, presented in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Chambers of Commerce, includes statistical highlights from the first quarter of the year and an analysis of key economic trends and projecions.

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her latest economic forecast and analysis at the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus at 1100 S.E. Eagle Way, Bentonville.

"This luncheon event will provide an opportunity to update local business and community leaders on the economy’s progress in 2013," Deck said. "The data from late 2012 and early 2013 have been quite strong for northwest Arkansas, so this is a good opportunity to consider the prospects for the rest of the year."