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In downtown Fort Smith , one of the topics I love is something like how to do your side hustle without giving up your day gig.
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30 tough happened yet , so this is an interesting event. This is just one of many things , I think we’re going to talk about something in a second . It was interesting things that are going on at downtown Fort Smith in the front of the assertions is managing aside so while keeping your day gig that they’re going to interview . I’m a panel discussion on several entrepreneurs later in the day . There’ll be a piano then will be moderated by US markets unfortunate professor pro president Steve Corbett Arvest Bank president Rodney Shepherd will be part of that penal with the goal is to , you know , bring in kind of this growing movement I think movement maybe to bring about word but please younger entrepreneurs , they’re kind of emerging and want to be active and want to have a leadership boom in southern providing them formats from those folks didn’t gauge to learn how to get engaged because also where you entrepreneur pitch contest sponsored by started is gonna be part of the event . So it’ll be interesting see what kind of what , what comes out of this boosted added that and hopefully you know they’re bailing it there for staying on summit . So hopefully this role to be a regular thing .
You mentioned there are a lot of exciting things beginning to happen. Downtown . One of them well an exciting person who I’ve yet to meet is to Lisa Richardson . It seems like every week now and talk business.net I read something else she’s kind of moving forward in this commercial open house event that’s coming up is pretty interesting .
Yes. And you read you really should get tuition I’m for an interview and you’ll have to move fast because she moves fast she’s very dynamic very intelligent . One of the things it was the 64-6 downtown executive director , one of the things she’s been tasked to do is to obviously bring awareness to what’s going on not only what’s going on downtown fortunate that the property . It’s available , whether it’s developed overnight . You know in in his open for development . So one of the things that they’re considering is would say you have a major event downtown that the steel horse rally or the unexpected that the festival . What they are going to try to do going for its coordinates the property owners should maybe you know maybe they’re trying to sell their business or sell a building or have a buildings available to be renovated . So as people downtown they’ll have these open house the dance with these properties like them . It’s a capital idea along with his 2 he should certainly and I cap them I they’re down there when they’re down in the downtown area . Bring a man Sean what’s available . I think that I may be wrong and this but I I think part of the event also will show people available who can talk to Rome . You know maybe about financing or how to how to develop the property in time so you know there there are many things that I was expecting Adams . Sure , this is a this is a pleasant surprise like that . I think there’s this idea has a lot of potential .
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You go , Michael. Daley is with talk business and politics . You can find out much more it talk business not debt talk to you next week . Michael .
All right , thank you sir.
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48% of Northwest Arkansas children are growing up in families with low incomes or combined incomes that aren’t more than $41,560 for a family of 3. That’s according to the new child poverty in northwest Arkansas report recently released by Arkansas advocates for children and families . Earlier this week , Laura Collins , director of the organization’s Northwest Arkansas office came to Studio One 2-3 to speak with Ozarks at large is Andrea greater about the new study .
Occasionally we tried to look at some of the indicators of child well-being in northwest Arkansas just really honing in this region to make sure that we are paying attention to whether children have health coverage. How many kids live in poverty , the percentage of kids love and empowering whether the things are going up or down just kinda really to make sure that we’re watching for things that are going right and also for any sort of early warning lights for issues that may be coming up , so we blasted this swine , 4 , 5 years go and we just produced this one this month decided it was time to check in again . Yes . And one of the things that the report found is that child poverty has decreased sharply since its recession peak but many , you know , it’s still high . Have you any indication of why that is . Well , we still have , so you know . 10s of thousands of kids in our thoughts are I who live in poverty . So our population has increased at the same time that our poverty rate has decreased . There were so you know we’re climbing slowly like most of America out of the recession and but because we’ve had population growth , we actually have more children living in poverty today than we did 10 years ago before the recession . And you know some of that reason as we still have a lot of low income jobs in this region and we you know people have more there’s more employ employment , our employment unemployment rate is really low , but we haven’t seen the type of wage growth in those low wage wage jobs that we would like to see , so hopefully we’ll see that start to turn around . Soon as unemployment rate continues to go down one of the things that stood out to me is the note that the income inequality has gotten wider here in the region . And I think it’s like 15th in the nation . That seems high , it’s worth it , but maybe now . Yeah , but you know it they look the Economic Policy Institute put out a report this summer am talking about income inequality around the nation , and they looked at more than 900 metropolitan 10 statistical areas and so our fateful spring Nell Rogers Metropolitan statistic area includes Washington but in counties , a little bit of Missouri and just kind of the places where people live and work in make make up this region and we were 15th out of more than 900 MSA’s income inequality . So what that meant was that the top 1% of income earners make 37 times the average of the whole bottom 99% and obviously we have , you know . Wealthy people have great wealth and also was very low income people in northwest Arkansas . And the reason that we really look at that and how it compares nationally and really kind of are starting to worry more about that is , this is the kind of statistic that could really push us to having less affordable place to live . So these are , we see this kind of as a warning light , too , are we going to have less affordable housing are families who make average income is going to be able to afford to live in northwest Arkansas when it has kind of become an area that you know in the report compares to Jackson , Wyoming and Key West and you know resort areas really so we’re 15th and on that list . So what happens when you don’t have affordable housing . I mean does that just mean that people had to leave and move somewhere else , but sometimes it means that people are push outside the region , so they might have to live . You know , in a in a rural area then have a longer commute and so we , you know we do worry some about that , that I think that some of the economic developers of the region are really paying attention to this to people who are really looking to grow the region in the right way and so one of the reason we wanna reasons we wanted to include this is just .