Economic Research and Data Analysis

What We Do

Ready to back your vision plan with insightful data and comparative community facts? Our advanced, in-house research center is trained, nationally connected, and ready to provide the data that you need.

ARKANSAS ECONOMIST BLOG

A forum for information and analysis about the Arkansas economy, featuring commentary and observations by AEDI’s Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster, Dr. Michael Pakko.

 

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INFORMED COMMUNITY PLANS

Our economists and researchers provide objective information and data analysis that is central to making data-backed business decisions.

POWERHOUSE RESEARCH TEAM

With a deep background at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, our national memberships to powerful economic development associations, and our partnership in the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Southwest Regional Economic Development Association, you have a powerhouse team of advisors in your corner.

COMMUNITIES LIKE YOURS

Our analysts focus on urban and rural economic growth while gathering regional and national community comparables that will provide you with insights and benchmarks from similar communities. We assist entrepreneurs and local leaders understand and interpret the economic indicators that affect your decisions and vision plan.

NEUTRAL PERSPECTIVES

As a State economic research group, we remain a neutral resource for statistics and signals for economic shifting bellwethers. Without having to outsource, we provide unbiased data so that your team can grow the vision plan with facts.

Featured Projects

Argenta Downtown Experience District

An overview of the current social and economic developments in the region related to the arts and entertainment activities in the Argenta Downtown Experience District

6th Annual Metropolitan Little Rock Report Card

We compare the Little Rock MSA’s income and employment, education, and health data to similar MSA’s around the south.

Arkansas Economic Forecast

The can’t miss annual event giving updates on economic conditions and the outlook for the region and nation.

Contact

Michael Pakko
Chief Economist and State Economic Forecaster
mrpakko@ualr.edu
(501) 569-8541
 

Contact

Carlos Silva
Regional Economist
cgsilva@ualr.edu
(501) 907-5874
 

LOCATION

Reynolds Building
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72204-1099