Economist: Northwest Arkansas Should Add 5K Jobs in 2019

Economist: Northwest Arkansas Should Add 5K Jobs in 2019

A University of Arkansas economist predicted Northwest Arkansas’ job growth would remain solid throughout 2019.

The prediction made by Mervin Jebaraj that the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area will add 5,000 jobs this year came during the Business Forecast 2019 Luncheon in Rogers. Jebaraj is director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research.

Surging Water Sales Lead Northwest Arkansas' Stats

Surging Water Sales Lead Northwest Arkansas' Stats

From record-breaking water sales to the highest number of passengers to board flights at the regional airport in a single year, Northwest Arkansas remained a statistical superstar in 2018.

Indeed, Northwest Arkansas’ growth can be evaluated in all sorts of ways to better understand how the region is changing, and January ends up being the perfect time to figure out how last year’s stats compare to previous years.