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Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

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The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

Remote Work: Luxury or Necessity? (Tab Townsell Commentary)

Remote Work: Luxury or Necessity? (Tab Townsell Commentary)

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Today, remote work is no longer considered an added job perk. It’s widely recognized as a workplace necessity — both by employees and employers — and not simply because of social distancing measures put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Income Growth in Central Arkansas Lags Nation’s

Income Growth in Central Arkansas Lags Nation’s

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While the unemployment rate remains low in central Arkansas, income growth in the region has lagged behind that of the rest of the United States, notes the Metroplan report “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook.” read more >

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

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Amid modest overall job growth, the central Arkansas region’s financial sector grew jobs at nearly twice the U.S. average from 2017 to 2019, according to Metroplan’s 2019 Economic Review and Outlook report released Wednesday. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

Central Arkansas Population Growth Slows

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The planning agency Metroplan has found that growth slowed considerably in most cities in central Arkansas when comparing the period 2000-10 with 2010-19, according to its latest report. read more >

Central Arkansas Stores Move Outward

Central Arkansas Stores Move Outward

Retailing has followed the shift of central Arkansas’ population from urban centers to suburban areas and outlying counties, notes Metroplan, the regional planning agency. read more >