Tagged: kathy deck

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning for Bigger Purchases, Saving More

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 9:36 am

Arkansas consumers expect to make large purchases now because they're seeing low unemployment rates, lower interest rates and the possibility of inflation, according to a new survey.

After Boom in Shale, Arkansas Gas Industry Faces Halt in Drilling

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

After a decade-long, multibillion-dollar bonanza of natural gas production in an Arkansas field called the Fayetteville Shale, the bust has landed with a thud.

With Unemployment Low, Arkansas Economists Weigh Effects

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2016 11:02 am

While two Arkansas economists don't expect state unemployment to fall much further, the effect of historically low jobless levels could put workers at an advantage when seeking a new job or higher wages.

Survey: Consumers Economic Outlook Improves in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 12:52 pm

Arkansans' expectations for their personal financial situations have improved since the fall, according to the Spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2016 9:36 am

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday.

New Residents in Northwest Arkansas Help Expand Market for New Apartments

by Tre Baker 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Bentonville has more than doubled its population since 2000, reaching an estimated 41,613 in 2014. That’s a 78.9 percent jump over fourteen years.

Benton, Washington Counties Show Increase in Homes Sold

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 10:22 am

A new report shows northwest Arkansas saw an increase in building permits and existing homes sold in the second half of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Kathy Deck: Northwest Arkansas Needs More Apartments

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2016 11:00 am

Vacancy rates in the second half of 2015 rose in northwest Arkansas from previous record lows as new units were completed and entered the market, according to the Skyline Reports on commercial and multifamily real estate.

Kathy Deck Takes Seat on Real Estate Industry Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Kathy Deck Joins St. Louis Federal Reserve Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 3:20 pm

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Deck: Northwest Arkansas to Add 5,000 Jobs in 2016

by Marty Cook 1/29/2016 3:59 pm

Northwest Arkansas, Jonesboro and Little Rock were bright spots for the state's economy in 2015, according to economist Kathy Deck.

Bill Dillard III to Moderate UA Business Forecast Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 9:29 am

Regional, national and international experts will discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world at the 22nd annual Business Forecast luncheon.

Arvest Survey: Low Gas Prices Help Arkansans Increase Savings

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2015 9:00 am

Arkansas consumers increased their savings rates between March and September thanks to lower gas prices, and they expect to take on more auto loans and credit card debt in the next six months.

Survey: Arkansans Optimistic About Personal Finance, Buying Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/24/2015 9:00 am

Arkansans remain optimistic, slightly less so than in March, about their personal financial situations, according to the second phase of the Fall 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released Tuesday.

Report: Clean Line Project Could Mean $660M Impact in Arkansas

by Alexis Hosticka 11/19/2015 11:26 am

The construction and operation of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project could equate to more than $660 million for the Arkansas economy, according to researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Kathy Deck, Marc Fusaro Share Arkansas Outlook at Arvest Forum

by Alexis Hosticka 11/3/2015 1:23 pm

Construction employment is continuing to grow, although economists fear it will drop off in 2016, and consumers are putting money saved from low gas prices into savings rather than using it on retail spending.

Arvest Report: Consumer Sentiment Declines in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 11/3/2015 9:34 am

Arkansans' opinions about the economy have fallen since March, bringing a key consumer sentiment measure more in line with national attitudes, according to a new report sponsored by Arvest Bank.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.