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NWA Population Tide Pours Into Bedroom Communities

by Marty Cook 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Towns off the beaten path add people and tax dollars with easier travel and housing.

Arkansas Exporters Applaud USMCA, Trump's 'New NAFTA'

by Kyle Massey 11/5/2018 12:00 am

The letters USMCA may not say much to most Arkansans, but to state leaders in international trade, they spell relief.

Skyline Report: Homes Prices Rise, Lot Supply Remains Low

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2018 10:18 am

In northwest Arkansas, home prices continued to rise in the first half of 2018, while the supply of available lots for residential construction stayed low, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report.

Report: NWA Commercial Vacancy Rate Increased

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2018 9:40 am

In northwest Arkansas, the commercial real estate market's vacancy rate for the first half of 2018 increased to 10.8 percent, up from 9.7 percent in the second half of 2017.

Northwest Arkansas’ Task? Working on Good Problems

by Marty Cook 8/27/2018 12:00 am

As the growth spree in northwest Arkansas rolls on, worries like scarce housing and infrastructure arise.

NAFTA Talks Don’t Panic PAM Transport

by Marty Cook 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Trade with Mexico fuels profit, but CEO Dan Cushman says his carrier can cope.

Residential Lots Scarce As Northwest Arkansas Draws a Crowd

by Marty Cook 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Space is not the problem for northwest Arkansas as thousands of new arrivals show up each year. The struggle is with affordability.

Report: NWA Sees Historically Low Vacancy Rate

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2018 10:03 am

The overall vacancy rate for commercial real estate remains at a historic low in northwest Arkansas, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report for the second half of 2017.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Report: Lot Supply Shrinking in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2018 11:27 am

In northwest Arkansas, the supply of available lots for residential construction is shrinking, and housing affordability could be a challenge soon, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report.

UA Names Mervin Jebaraj CBER Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2017 9:19 am

The University of Arkansas has named Mervin Jebaraj director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. His new role begins Jan. 1.

Economist: Gains in Key Sectors Means Solid Growth in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/3/2017 3:46 pm

Northwest Arkansas' strong employment doesn't yet pose a threat to its economic growth. That was one of the many positive messages delivered at the seventh annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report luncheon.

Commercial Vacancy in Northwest Arkansas is Lowest Since 2004

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/19/2017 11:32 am

In northwest Arkansas, the commercial real estate market's vacancy rate for the first half of 2017 is the lowest it has been since the inception of Arvest Bank's Skyline Report in 2004.

Report: Home Supply Shrinking in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/29/2017 10:03 am

In northwest Arkansas, the supply of homes for sale is shrinking and the number of homes sold was flat, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Hospital Boom Creates Development Ripples Across Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Development experts say that hospitals are a great magnet for other retail and residential projects, such as restaurants, service companies and apartments.

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.

Urban League Report Examines Hispanics, African Americans in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/1/2016 11:34 am

The Urban League of the State of Arkansas releases its first yearly report examining the "State of African Americans and Hispanics in Arkansas."