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Business Analysis Set for Northwest Arkansas, October 27

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Mervin Jebaraj, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will focus on the latest economic data and financial news impacting local, state and national businesses.

The Center for Business and Economic Studies at U of A’s Sam M. Walton College of Business, in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will publish its annual Northwest Arkansas Regional Report on October 27. . Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville.

First published in 2011, the report measures the region’s economy relative to its peers, such as Madison, Wisconsin. Raleigh, North Carolina. Provo Orem, Utah. Des Moines, Iowa. and Austin, Texas.

In addition to updates released by the Northwest Arkansas Council, Center Director Marvin Jebaraj discusses new economic data for Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas. current monetary policy of the Federal Reserve; inflation; and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Russian invasion of Ukraine. The potential future impact of the Inflation Control Act recently passed by Congress.

Presentations begin at 11:45 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. Registration and networking will begin at 11am. Attendees will be able to network with his leaders from other communities in northwest Arkansas before the 11:45 am program. The program will last approximately 75 minutes, including time for questions and answers.

The cost of the luncheon program is $50. Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 21st.

Register online to purchase individual tickets or tables using your credit card. For other registration options, please call 479-575-4151.

For more information, visit the Center for Business and Economic Research Quarterly Business Analysis website.

About the Northwest Arkansas Council: Founded in 1990 by Sam Walton, JB Hunt, Don Tyson and several other business leaders, the Northwest Arkansas Council serves as a regional convener for economic and community initiatives. The Council excels at identifying challenges and advocating solutions to enhance prosperity in northwest Arkansas. Key initiatives include improving quality of life, attracting talent, improving the local workforce, creating job opportunities, upgrading infrastructure and keeping up with the region’s impressive growth. For more information, please visit

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, U of A offers an internationally competitive education with over 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, U of A contributes his $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, developing entrepreneurship and employment, discovering through research and creativity, and providing training in specialized fields. contributed more than The Carnegie Foundation classifies U of A as one of the few US universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report Ranks U of A among the nation’s top public universities. See how the U of A is working to build a better world in Arkansas Research News.