Tagged: kathy deck

Report: Commercial Real Estate Absorption Quickens in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2017 10:01 am

The effects of changing consumer shopping habits are starting to show up in northwest Arkansas commercial real estate trends, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report on real estate.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you’re liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 1:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Skyline Report Shows Balanced NWA Real Estate Market

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/8/2017 11:06 am

In northwest Arkansas, supply kept pace with demand as residential building permits and new homes being occupied increased almost equally, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report.

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 1/27/2017 5:01 pm

Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers.

Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

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.