Researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas conducted an economic impact study analyzing the total economic activity generated by the construction of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line and associated facilities in Arkansas, as well as the production of components such as transmission structures, conductor wire and insulators, among others. A copy of the economic impact study, authored by Kathy Deck and Mervin Jebaraj, is available on the Center for Business and Economic Research’s website here.
Kathy Deck is the Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Mervin Jebaraj is the Assistant Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research.
About the Center for Business and Economic Research: The center was established as the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in 1943 to explore and report on economic, business, and social conditions in Arkansas. In addition to supporting research within the College, the Center supports economic development by providing economic and demographic data and analysis to business, government, and individuals. Over the years, the Center has grown to become a well-known point for communications and exchange of ideas, research, publications and data for universities, businesses, government, and individuals. In addition, the Center serves as a focal point in providing assistance to faculty and students in experimentation with their ideas and techniques in both theoretical and applied research.