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Arkansas September Tax Collections 20% Above Forecast

September net available general revenue hits $766.1 million, 20% above forecast, and officials foresee a third straight year of "high growth in incomes." read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Small Business

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Michael Pakko
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Tourism

Tourism Strong in Hot Springs; Arkansas Economy Continues to Recover

Although Arkansas' economic recovery has lagged the rest of country since the recession, growth here has increased over the last couple of years. read more >
Michael Pakko
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009. read more >
Forecasts, according to the Arkansas Economic Outlook show Arkansas' GDP growth to be between 1.5 percent and 2.2 percent in the next three years. 
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UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas’ Economy in 2015

Arkansas’ leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016. read more >
Jane Wayland

Jane Wayland: Training the Future

As dean of the UALR's College of Business, Jane Wayland is in charge of the whole college of business, including its Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center and Institute for Economic Advancement divisions. The college has seven undergraduate degrees and four post-baccalaureate certificate programs. read more >

Arkansas Business College Deans Working to Match Curricula to Job Demands

Business college deans in Arkansas are working together to survey economic development trends and pattern their respective colleges’ curricula to meet job demands in the state. read more >
Dr. Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster and chief economist for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Institute for Economic Advancement.
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Michael Pakko to Deliver State Economic Forecast

Michael Pakko will reveal his latest Arkansas economic forecast Tuesday, Oct. 30, at UALR's 2012 Economic Forecast Conference at the Clinton Presidential Center. Also, Chris Varvares of Macroeconomic Advisers of St. Louis will deliver the national economic forecast. And author W. Michael Cox will deliver the keynote address. read more >