Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference – 2019

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Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing – 2019

Post-Briefing Update, November 14, 2019:

Thank you to all who attended this morning’s event, and especially to the presenters.  Please use the links below to find copies of the three presentations:

Kevin Kliesen:  The Outlook for the U.S. Economy

Michael Pakko:  The Arkansas Economic Outlook

Carlos G. Silva:  Metropolitan Little Rock Report Card



Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing – 2019

Join us at a breakfast event on November 14th to hear from experts who will give updates on economic conditions and the outlook for the region and nation.

The Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Arkansas Economic Development Institute at UA-Little Rock are hosting the event, which includes speakers from both institutions.

  • Kevin Kliesen, St. Louis Fed research officer and business economist, will discuss national conditions.
  • Carlos Silva, Arkansas Economic Development Institute regional economist, will give the Little Rock metro report.
  • Michael Pakko, Arkansas Economic Development Institute chief economist and state economic forecaster, will discuss the Arkansas economic outlook.

The program also will include a welcome from Robert Hopkins, senior vice president and regional executive of the Little Rock Branch, and a Q&A session following the presentations.

The briefing should be of particular interest to business leaders, academics, community development practitioners and others interested in economic conditions.

A hot buffet breakfast will be served. The event is open on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Questions? Contact Julie Kerr at or 501-324-8296.

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Time:  7:30 – 10 a.m.
William J. Clinton Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, Ark.  72203 (map it)


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