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 November 10, 2022

Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference – 2022

Thank you to all the attendees of the Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference this morning.  Special thanks to the participants in our panel discussion:

  • Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
  • Bert Greenwalt, Arkansas State University
  • Shannon Newton, Arkansas Trucking Association
  • Try R. Wells, Baptist Health

Here are links to the forecasts presentations:

Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference – 2022

When:
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. CT

Location:
Clinton Presidential Library
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201 (map it)

Mark your calendar and join the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, for the 2022 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference.

As the economy’s limits continue to be tested, we invite you to hear from experts as they discuss economic conditions and share their forecast for the region and the nation. Save the date for the economic briefing breakfast with business leaders, educators, community development practitioners and others interested in the state of Arkansas economy.

This conference will help you understand and analyze the current state of our economy through discussions with our region’s economic experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Arkansas Economic Development Institute.

There is no charge to attend the breakfast event, but registration is required by Nov. 7.

Questions? Contact Julie Kerr at julie.a.kerr@stls.frb.org or 501-324-8296.

REGISTER HERE.

Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference – Nov. 10th, 2022

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Mark your calendar to join the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, for the 2022 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference.
Date: Thurs., Nov. 10, 2022
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
 

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Forecast Update (June)
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Forecast Update (May)
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Forecast Update (April)
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