Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will highlight the latest economic data and financial news impacting local, state and national businesses.
The Center for Business and Economic Research at the UC Sam Walton School of Business, in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Commission, will release its annual Northwest Arkansas Regional Report on Oct. 1. 27 In a public speech at the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville.
First released in 2011, the report measures the region’s economic health and compares it to peer regions such as Madison, Wisconsin; Raleigh, North Carolina; Provo-Orem, Utah; DeMay, Iowa Because; and Austin, Texas.
In addition to an update from the Northwest Arkansas Commission, Center Director Mervin Jebaraj will discuss new economic data from the country, Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas; the Federal Reserve’s current monetary policy; inflation; and the lingering effects of the pandemic ; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; and the likely future impact of Congress’ recently passed Inflation Reduction Act.
The presentation begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville. Registration and networking begins at 11 a.m., and attendees will be able to network with other Northwest Arkansas community leaders ahead of an 11:45 a.m. program lasting approximately 75 minutes, including a question-and-answer period.
The lunch plan costs $50. Pre-register by Friday, October. 21. Required.
To purchase individual tickets or a table with a credit card, please register online. For other registration options, please call 479-575-4151.
For more information, visit the Quarterly Business Analysis website of the Center for Business and Economic Research.
About the Northwest Arkansas Commission: Founded in 1990 by Sam Walton, JB Hunt, Don Tyson and several other business leaders, the Northwest Arkansas Commission is the regional convener of economic and community initiatives. The council excels at identifying challenges and advocating for solutions to promote prosperity in Northwest Arkansas. Key initiatives include improving quality of life, attracting talent, improving the region’s workforce, creating jobs, upgrading infrastructure and keeping up with the region’s impressive growth. For more information, visit https://www.nwacouncil.org/.
About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, U of A has contributed more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy by teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, and discovery through research and creative activity, while also providing training in specialized disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks A-University as one of the few colleges and universities in the United States with the highest levels of research activity. U.S. News & World Report Ranked U of A as the top public university in the nation. Find out how U of A is building a better world at Arkansas Research News.