Tagged: kathy deck

Multifamily Vacancy Up, Development 'Hot' Along I-540 in Bentonville, Rogers

by Marty Cook 4/8/2014 10:15 am

Vacancy rates for multifamily housing in northwest Arkansas rose in the second half of 2013, according to a Skyline Report from Arvest Bank released Tuesday.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.

Skyline Report: New Home Occupancy Up 60 Percent in Northwest Arkansas

by Mark Carter 3/19/2014 10:17 am

New home occupancy in northwest Arkansas was up 60.7 percent in the second half of 2013, according to the most recent Skyline Report from Arvest Bank, released Wednesday.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Arkansas' Manufacturing Sector Takes Baby Steps Back in 2013

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Kathy Deck, the director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, said the state reported 155,100 manufacturing jobs in December 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The drop of 300 jobs from the 155,400 reported in December 2012 is a decrease of about 0.2 percent.

Wal-Mart's Manufacturing Pledge Met With Hope, Skepticism

by Mark Friedman 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s announcement in January 2013 that it would help resuscitate the U.S. manufacturing industry by buying an additional $50 billion worth of American-made items during the next decade has been met with skepticism and cheers.

Kathy Deck: No Quick Turnaround for Employment in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/16/2014 02:50 pm

Arkansas' job growth prospects don't look particularly rosy in the immediate future, and a shrinking labor force isn't helping the state return to pre-recession levels, according to economists at the Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon Thursday in Rogers. "The whole story is about the labor force," Kathy Deck says. "It tells a dreadful story."

Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith to Moderate Business Forecast Luncheon

by Lance Turner 1/8/2014 11:38 am

The University of Arkansas will host a panel of economic forecasters for its 20th annual Business Forecast Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Arvest Plans Consumer Sentiment Survey for Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2013 10:05 am

Arvest Bank says it has commissioned a consumer sentiment survey to measure and report the economic expectations and outlook of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma consumers.

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard to Speak at Quarterly Analysis Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2013 09:07 am

James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, is scheduled to speak at the Quarterly Business Analysis program in November.

UA Report: Northwest Arkansas Economy Outgrows Peer Regions

by Mark Carter 9/25/2013 10:37 am

The northwest Arkansas economy outgrew similar regions in 2011 and 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the University of Arkansas.

Quarterly Business Analysis with UA's Kathy Deck Scheduled for Sept. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2013 10:46 am

The University of Arkansas will host the next installment of its Quarterly Business Analysis with Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Kathy Deck Sees Growth For Northwest Arkansas, As State and Nation Recover Slowly

by Chris Bahn 6/6/2013 08:05 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, offered her economic outlook for the state and nation during the Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon.

Walton College Business Analysis Luncheon Set for Wednesday

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2013 07:30 am

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.

Arkansas Retailers See More Revenue in 2012

by Mark Friedman 5/20/2013 12:00 am

Of the 18 retailers among the 75 largest private companies, 16 showed revenue increases over 2011 figures, one remained flat and only Russell Chevrolet of Sherwood, whose revenue was estimated, dipped slightly.

Northwest Arkansas: 'Somebody Turned the Water Back On'

by Chris Bahn 4/22/2013 12:00 am

A number of indicators show business improving for northwest Arkansas real estate agents and builders. Home values, sales, and new construction are up across the region.

Skyline Report: Northwest Arkansas Housing Market On The Rebound

by Chris Bahn 3/12/2013 03:22 pm

Building permits issued for the final six months of 2012 represented a 53 percent increase from that same period in 2011, according to the Skyline Report, released by Arvest Bank and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Walton College of Business.

Arkansas Economy Should Enjoy 'Steady Growth,' Kathy Deck Tells Forecast Luncheon

by Chris Bahn 2/8/2013 04:07 pm

Arkansas will enjoy steady economic growth in 2013, but is not likely to hit pre-recession levels, economists say.

Arkansas Manufacturing Sees More Stability in 2012

by Kate Knable 2/4/2013 12:00 am

Compared with 2011, the year 2012 was steadier for Arkansas manufacturing employment. The 156,400 manufacturing jobs the state reported in December 2012 represented a 2 percent increase in manufacturing employment year over year versus December 2011's 3 percent year-over-year drop.

Billion-Dollar 'Superproject' Highlights Amendment 82 Bonds

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:55 am

As Gov. Mike Beebe's administration negotiates with a yet-to-be-revealed company over a plan that could bring a $1 billion project to Arkansas, state officials want legislators to follow an unprecedented course to ensure the deal goes through.