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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

‘State of Region’ breakfast coming May 30

The Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to host a breakfast focused on the region’s economic outlook.

The first State of the Region Report Card Breakfast will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 30, in UALR’s Jack Stephens Center, Legends Room.

The report focuses on the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Conway. It will unveil how the region’s economy is performing relative to the state as a whole and also to comparable metropolitan regions.

Participants will be invited to review the report and address opportunities to make the region more competitive for business and economic development, as well as a more attractive place to live.

Several comparative measures were used to assess how the region fares next to 10 regions. The metropolitan areas were graded and ranked in terms of economic structure, economic performance, and quality of life, helping to evaluate their economic attractiveness.

To attend the event, participants are asked to contact Susan Miller at smiller@littlerockchamber.com or 501.377.6040 by May 20.