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State of Northwest Arkansas Region, Quarterly Business Analysis Set Oct. 25

U of A economist Mervin Jebaraj
September 19, 2023  |  By Lori McLemore

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The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will release the annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report on Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain Street in Fayetteville.  

First released in 2011, the State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report is viewed as one of the best measures of the area’s economy, comparing that to peer regions such as Madison, Wis.; Raleigh, N.C.; Provo-Orem, Utah; Des Moines, Iowa; and Austin, Texas.  

Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will also share economic data from the Center’s Quarterly Business Analysis.  

“The program will discuss projections for the national and regional economy as it recovers from a period of high inflation,” Jebaraj said. “As the national and state economy grows through these challenges, timely economic information is vital to good business and policy decision making.” 

Additional guest speaker information will be released soon. 

The cost for the program and luncheon is $50. Preregistration is required, and the deadline is Friday, Oct. 20. Reservations can be made for the luncheon at or by calling 479-575-4151. 

Lori McLemoreSince 2013, Lori McLemore has served as the marketing and communications officer for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In this role, she writes press releases and features articles to promote the work of students, faculty and staff. 

Prior to working at Walton College, she worked as the director of web strategy and operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national headquarters for 3,500 Boys & Girls Clubs. She was part of the core team to establish an intranet site for Clubs around the globe and the public internet site for the national nonprofit located in Atlanta.

Lori holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn University ... and loves BOTH the Arkansas Razorbacks (Woo Pig!!) and the Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!!)

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