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2014 State of the Region Report Card

2nd Annual Regional Report Card - Clinton Presidential Center Great Hall
April 30, 2014

Wednesday, Apr. 30 | 7-8:45 a.m.
Clinton Presidential Center
Great Hall
Cost: $85 per person


7:00-7:30 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome/Introduction by Gary Smith, 2014 Chairman
of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
8:10 a.m. Dr. Jane Wayland, Stephen Harrow Dean of Business, UALR
Remarks/Introduce Jim Youngquist, Executive Director,
Institute for Economic Advancement, UALR
8:15 a.m. Jim Youngquist delivers Regional Report Card
8:40 a.m. Question and Answer Session
8:45 a.m. Adjourn

Dr. Gregory Hamilton, PhD will be available to answer technical questions about the report card following adjournment.
To reserve your spot, please RSVP by Thursday, April 24. Contact Susan Miller at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 501.377.6040, or visit and click the Calendar link.


Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course, March 31-April 3, 2014


2013 Economic Forecast Presentations

The 2013 Forecast Conference Presentations are now available.

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