The Center for Business and Economic Research, in collaboration with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report on Oct. 2. Continue reading State of Northwest Arkansas Region, Quarterly Business Analysis: Oct. 2
Donnie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods Inc., is the 2015 commencement speaker for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Continue reading Tyson CEO to Speak at Walton Commencement
Kathy Deck’s regular Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon will be Friday, May 8. Deck’s popular sessions feature business highlights of the previous quarter, key economic trends and projections and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy. Continue reading Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon set for May 8
The economic impact of the University of Arkansas on state and local economies has grown from $725 million in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2014.
That figure comes from a report prepared by researchers in Walton College’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
“Perhaps the most impressive finding is the return-on-investment that Arkansas taxpayers get from the state’s investment,” said Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, and principal author of the study. “The state’s appropriation to the university in 2014 was $173.8 million. Arkansas is basically getting back almost $7 for every dollar the state legislature invests in the University of Arkansas.”
John James, founder of Acumen Brands, will be moderator for the Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon. To be held Friday, Jan. 30, the luncheon is coordinated by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of Business. Continue reading Video: John James: Arkansas Favors the Bold
Regional, national and international experts will discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world at the 21st annual Business Forecast luncheon.
The event, coordinated by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers.
Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis along with the State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report at a luncheon event 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Holiday Inn, 1500 S. 48th St., Springdale.