ASU, UALR receive $300,000 grants from U.S. Commerce Department

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $7.8 million in EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to universities across the nation to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response...

Jobless Arkansans get $1B in U.S. aid

In 4 months of payouts, disbursement of benefits from state hits $271.3M The state has disbursed more than $1.1 billion in federal unemployment aid to the jobless in just four months, including millions of dollars in weekly federal supplements that will end July 25...

New Forecast Shows Arkansas Economy in Better Shape Than Expected

Arkansas economist Michael Pakko says the state hasn’t been as hard-hit by the economic effects of COVID-19, and it’s so far escaped the worst of what other states have experienced. But figuring out why is a difficult task. It could be because Arkansas didn’t fully...