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UA Business Forecast Lunch Set for Jan. 27

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 2:48 pm

The University of Arkansas' Center for Business & Economic Research will host its 2017 Business Forecast Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

Low Vacancy in Fayetteville Makes Even Older Properties Stay in High Demand

by Marty Cook 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The more beds that go into Fayetteville, the more beds Fayetteville seems to need, and that means even older multifamily properties are still in demand.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning Large Purchases

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2016 9:00 am

Arkansas consumers made large household purchases in the past six months and expect to make more, according to the third installment of the fall 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Survey: 42 Percent of Arkansans Expect Personal Financial Situation to Improve Soon

by Alexis Crowe 11/1/2016 11:14 am

Arkansans' expectations of their personal financial situations in the future have improved since March, even if they say their personal finances have not changed much from a year ago, a new survey finds.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can’t find the right workers to fill positions.

Report: Building Permits, Homes Sold Increase in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 11:00 am

In northwest Arkansas, building permits have increased, the supply of remaining lots continued to fall and the number of complete but unoccupied houses remains low, according to a new residential real estate market report.

Report: Arkansas Consumer Sentiment at Highest in 2 Years

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 9:21 am

As the nation's economy expanded this summer, Arkansans reported feeling more confident than at any time in the past two years, an Arvest report says.

Skyline Report: New Construction, Occupancy Strong in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 11:01 am

The vacancy rate on commercial property in northwest Arkansas is 12.7 percent, up from 12.4 percent in the second half of 2015, according to the Arvest Bank's Skyline Reports for the first six months of 2016.

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 Crowe 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.