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Metro Profile: Jonesboro Outperforming Arkansas and Nation in Some Key Categories


  • Gascon, Charles S.

    () (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

  • Pakko, Michael R.

    (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)


Once a slow-growing agricultural area, the Jonesboro MSA is changing so fast that some parts are hardly recognizable from what they were just two or three years ago. Employment is up 13 percent from before the recession. Housing prices were stable even when the rest of the country was seeing a crash. Manufacturing is growing.

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  • Gascon, Charles S. & Pakko, Michael R., 2015. "Metro Profile: Jonesboro Outperforming Arkansas and Nation in Some Key Categories," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Oct.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:00096

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