Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Walton College of Business, speaks to the audience at the 2013 Business Forecast Luncheon. (Photo by Twitter: @uawaltoncollege)
That's the outlook from University of Arkansas economist Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
spoke Friday at the 19th annual Business Forecast Luncheon held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers and sponsored by the UA.
analysis projects significant employment gains in 2013 for Northwest Arkansas, "very much unlike the national economy.
said for the state to see substantial growth, Little Rock and the surrounding areas will need to become stronger economically, especially when it comes to job creation.
noted, "the bleeding has stopped enormously" for Fort Smith.