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[27 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,527 views]
‘The Compass Report’ — positives emerge in Fort Smith area economy

First quarter 2011 economic conditions were mostly unchanged compared to the 2010 period, but sales tax gains and improving employment figures indicate improving momentum.
According to The Compass Report, economic conditions in the first quarter of 2011 garnered a “C-” grade. The grade means that relative to the region’s historic economic performance, the first quarter of 2011 saw no measurable economic improvement compared to the same period in previous years.
The good news is that the first quarter 2011 The Compass Report is up from the C-/D+ grade the regional economy had …