Faulkner, Saline, 'hyper-humans' lead Little Rock metro area growth | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 22, 2013

Faulkner, Saline, 'hyper-humans' lead Little Rock metro area growth

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:21 AM

metro.JPG
Metroplan, the publicly supported regional planning agency, has released its 2013 reporton demographics and workforce in Central Arkansas. You can read it all here.

The highlights, from Metroplan's release:

1. Central Arkansas experiences population growth across the region with Faulkner and Saline Counties leading the region with annual population growth estimates of 2% and 1.9%.

2. The manufacturing industry is guiding the U.S. economy out of the recession due to more expensive international freight transport costs, rising labor costs overseas, and cheaper domestic energy.

3. After a small spike in single-family permits in late 2012, single-family permits have slowed down in the first quarter of 2013. Jacksonville saw the most growth with 55 units in construction at Base Meadows within Little Rock Air Force Base in July 2012. Multi-family construction continued upward through 2012 and early 2013 with the greatest issue of permits in North Little Rock with 488 units.

4. Automation continues to replace human employees. The future of work is depending on “hyper-human” tasks such as emotional skills, intuition, imagination, and development of insights and hypotheses.

In case you wondered: population is up .7 percent in Pulaski 2010-13. But that's better, proportionally, than the .6 percent rise reported for the entire decade 2000-2010.

The city growth leader was Bryant, up 12.4 percent in the three-year span. Conway was up more than 6 percent. Little Rock was up 2 percent.

Tags: , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (10)

Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year?
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Where's the outrage?

    • Jun 21, 2018
  • Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

    Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.
    • Jun 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation