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Community Economic Development
A grass roots approach to bettering the quality of place, designed to assist communities of all sizes. Helping communities address their weaknesses and identify and use their strengths effectively.
Economic Research and Data Analysis
Objective research and analysis central to making smart business decisions. Focusing on urban and rural economic growth, we assist businesses and communities to understand and interpret economic indicators.
Arkansas Data Center
The Arkansas Data Center provides information, research and statistical solutions and supports the areas of demographics, economics, community development, and GIS by providing advanced data products and experts in the field.
Geographic Information Systems
Provides mapping and spatial data analysis solutions in the areas of demographics, economics, community development and research. Facilitates training in the GIS Applications Lab for businesses, government agencies and educational institutions throughout Arkansas.
Serving 75 Arkansas counties
and the region
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for 65+ years.
*projects since 2016
In the News
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas businesses are working with limited staff while some people remain at home collecting more money through state and federal unemployment benefits. "With a limited staff, we're only open five days a...
Unemployment in Arkansas shot up to 10.2% in April, ballooning to double-digits for the first time in more than 35 years. The jobless rate doubled from 5% in March, state officials announced Friday. All 11 economic sectors suffered...
Bentonville added more than 10 people per day between 2018 and 2019 and was the fifth fastest-growing U.S. city with at least 50,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Northwest Arkansas cities continued to lead the...
Red River Leadership Institute Session VII: Leadership
May 15, 2020
Participants will learn to apply the techniques learned throughout the courses as they consider their own work and life opportunities to provide leadership to others.
Census Non Response Followup
August 11 – October 31, 2020*
Census takers will interview households in person that have not responded by mail, online or by phone.
*Dates are subject to change.
Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing
November 12, 2020
AEDI and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis partner to provide updates on the economic conditions and the outlook for the nation and the state.
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