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Current economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Little Rock zone

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ZBB_LR1208:Layout 1 Current Economic Conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District Little Rock Zone December 17, 2008 Prepared by the Center for Regional Economics—8th District (CRE8) Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis This report (known as the Burgundy Book) summarizes information on economic conditions in the Little Rock zone of the Eighth Federal Reserve District (see map above), headquartered in St. Louis. Separate reports have also been prepared for the Louisville, Memphis, and St. Louis zones and can be downloaded from the CRE8 website ( The first section of this report summarizes information provided by various contacts within the District and is similar to the type of information found in the Fed’s Beige Book ( The period covered by this section coincides roughly with the two Beige Book periods immediately preceding this report. The second section includes government-provided data for Arkansas and the metro areas of the Little Rock zone. These data are the most recent available at the time this report was assembled. For more information, please contact the Little Rock office: Robert A. Hopkins, 501-324-8200, [email protected] Economists: Michael Pakko, 314-444-8564, [email protected] Rubén Hernández-Murillo, 314-444-8588, [email protected] Texarkana Pine Bluff Hot Springs Fort Smith Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Little Rock-North Little Rock Memphis Jackson Jonesboro Springfield Columbia Jefferson City St. Louis Evansville Owensboro Bowling Green Elizabethtown Louisville-Jefferson County TENNESSEEES EESSN ENNE ESSSETTENTEN SSIPPIPPPPSIPS PISIPSISMISSISSSMM SIS AANSASASASARKAN SANARKKAAAAR YUCKYCKYCKYUCNTUENTUNTNKENNKKENTU KENTUEN KNTUUC YKENKEK MMISSOURIMMISSSM SOURSOS UR ILLINOISILILLILL OISNO SOISILLINLINOI INDIANANDIIAANND NAANIAINIIN Eighth Federal Reserve District Consumer Spending Car dealers and

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