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Kathy Deck
Business Services / Retail

Survey: Consumers Economic Outlook Improves in Arkansas

Arkansans' expectations for their personal financial situations have improved since the fall, according to the Spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. read more >
Kathy Deck
Banking & Finance / Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

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. read more >

New Residents in Northwest Arkansas Help Expand Market for New Apartments

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. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate

Benton, Washington Counties Show Increase in Homes Sold

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. 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 >
Kathy Deck
Construction / Real Estate

Kathy Deck: Northwest Arkansas Needs More Apartments

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. read more >
Kathy Deck
Banking & Finance / Education / Real Estate

Kathy Deck Takes Seat on Real Estate Industry Council (Movers & Shakers)

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. read more >
Kathy Deck
Education / Real Estate

Kathy Deck Joins St. Louis Federal Reserve Council

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. read more >
Kathy Deck

Deck: Northwest Arkansas to Add 5,000 Jobs in 2016

Northwest Arkansas, Jonesboro and Little Rock were bright spots for the state's economy in 2015, according to economist Kathy Deck. read more >
Bill Dillard III
Banking & Finance / Education / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

Bill Dillard III to Moderate UA Business Forecast Luncheon

Regional, national and international experts will discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world at the 22nd annual Business Forecast luncheon. read more >
Kathy Deck
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Retail

Arvest Survey: Low Gas Prices Help Arkansans Increase Savings

Arkansas consumers increased their savings rates between March and September thanks to lower gas prices, and they expect to take on more auto loans and credit card debt in the next six months. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Retail

Survey: Arkansans Optimistic About Personal Finance, Buying Conditions

Arkansans remain optimistic, slightly less so than in March, about their personal financial situations, according to the second phase of the Fall 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released Tuesday. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Report: Clean Line Project Could Mean $660M Impact in Arkansas

The construction and operation of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project could equate to more than $660 million for the Arkansas economy, according to researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate / Retail

Kathy Deck, Marc Fusaro Share Arkansas Outlook at Arvest Forum

Construction employment is continuing to grow, although economists fear it will drop off in 2016, and consumers are putting money saved from low gas prices into savings rather than using it on retail spending. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

Arvest Report: Consumer Sentiment Declines in Arkansas

Arkansans' opinions about the economy have fallen since March, bringing a key consumer sentiment measure more in line with national attitudes, according to a new report sponsored by Arvest Bank. read more >
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has the EPA square in her sights.
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Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January. read more >
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Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September. read more >
Mike Malone
Banking & Finance / Education / Public Companies / Real Estate / Retail

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin. read more >
Kathy Deck

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report. read more >
Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Reports Shows Building Permit Values Decreasing in NWA

In northwest Arkansas, the number of building permits increased significantly compared to last year, but the value of the permits decreased from their average values in 2014. read more >