University economist gives region, state rosy 2018 economic forecast

Posted: January 27, 2018 at 1:11 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, talks Friday about Northwest Arkansas' and Arkansas' economic state in 2017 and areas for improvement moving into 2017 at a business forecast lunch at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

Northwest Arkansas and the rest of the state can expect a healthy economic year with thousands of new jobs created, a regional economist said Friday.

Web watch

The University of Arkansas Center for Business and Economic Research keeps updated economic statistics for Northwest Arkansas and compiles its reports at

This story is only available from our archives.