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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
Arkansas’ three largest in-state metro regions combined for 52,930 job losses in April compared with April 2019. The Hot Springs metro posted an April jobless rate of 15.3%, the highest rate among the eight metro areas in or...
Revenue in Arkansas exceeded predictions but fell below figures from a year ago, according to the latest revenue report from the state Department of Finance and Administration. According to the report released Tuesday, the state...
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...
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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