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Last updated on Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:26 pm

Kathy Deck

Economist Tells Crowd that Arkansas Growth is Still Proceeding Moderately

The Arkansas economy in 2015 will reflect the upward trends that have helped the United States economy to new unemployment highs. That was the message Friday from economist Kathy Deck during the 21st annual Business Forecast luncheon, attended by more than 1,000 business and community leaders at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. The program is hosted by the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Deck said the rate of employment growth in the state will continue to lag that of the nation and that the Arkansas economy will show modest growth in 2015. She added that there's probably no more important economic number right now in Northwest Arkansas than wage growth. "I think that when you have a low unemployment rate like we've got here, employers are... [ MORE ]

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