Tagged: ualr institute for economic advancement

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored’ to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker’s plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Arkansas Attracts Chinese Garment Plant With Tax Incentives

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A multimillion-dollar incentives package is helping attract the Chinese garment maker that plans to build a $20 million plant in Little Rock and open it by the end of 2017.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Finding Patterns in Counties’ Statistics (Michael Pakko Commentary)

by Michael Pakko 8/31/2015 12:00 am

In preparation for a recent presentation to the Association of Arkansas Development Organizations, I gathered a set of statistics on demographics and economic development for Arkansas’ 75 counties. Mapping the results yielded some interesting patterns, although in many cases not terribly surprising.

Atlanta Fed Official to Address National Outlook at UALR's Economic Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2013 9:17 am

David Altig, executive vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will address the national economic outlook at the 2013 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference on Nov. 6.

Randy Zook on the State of Manufacturing in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 11/11/2010 9:20 am

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce CEO Randy Zook was a manufacturing messenger at the Fall 2010 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference on Nov. 10.