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Monday, January 9, 2017

Look out Russia. LR might be on your case. And other highlights of the local economy

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:22 AM

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Metroplan, the regional planning agency in Central Arkansas, released its 2016 economic review and outlook today and it emphasizes a fast-growing business: Cyber security.

Timing is good, given all the talk about Russian hacking.

Metroplan says the metropolitan area has the highest share of cyber-security jobs of any metro area in the country — nine times the national average. The fact prompts a look at opportunities in the field, with some thoughts from First 72 Cyber, a local startup in the field.

Otherwise, says Metroplan, growth is slow but steady, unemployment is at a historic low, Internet retail sales continue to grow (to the detriment of local retailers) and regional manufacturing grew at a rate greater than the national average, but construction was down.

Here's the full report.

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