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Last updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 9:11 am

Arkansans' Economic Sentiment Continues Positive Trend

Arkansans’ opinion regarding the economy strongly increased in March compared with September, according to the Spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey released Tuesday.    The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, 79.1 in March 2015 and significantly higher than the 68.1 in October 2014 and 67.4 in June 2014’s inaugural survey. This is the highest index score for the state since this survey began, and is the first time Arkansas’ index is higher than Oklahoma and Missouri, the other states included in the survey. In Arkansas, consumer opinion as surveyed in March even ranked higher than the regional reading of 83.4. “Reflecting an outperforming Arkansas economy, Arkansas consumer sentiment improved from September... [ MORE ]

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The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees recently approved a $160 million expansion plan for Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Do you agree with the decision?

  • Yes. The Arkansas Razorbacks are arguably the state’s most valuable brand, and any investment is a good one.
  • No. Spending in college athletics is getting out of control, and I haven’t seen evidence that a stadium expansion is needed.
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