Hutchinson Speaks on Unemployment During Fayetteville Luncheon

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce held it’s annual luncheon Tuesday with Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the keynote speaker.

The city is currently home to 90,000 people and over 4,000 businesses, but the area is growing with some metrics saying a new person arrives in the area every six hours.

Hutchinson spoke on unemployment rates and the general growth in Arkansas, but also recognized the strong economic output of innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cycling from Fayetteville.

“It’s also fun to celebrate the recognition that we’re gaining so much more in the way of talent both nationally as well as internationally, and more important actually internationally so we’re not a sleepy little Arkansas city anymore,” said Steve Clark, president and CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber will be celebrating its 130th year in january and will continue to hold luncheons to recognize community members for their service.

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