A third of the people who live in Arkansas rent their homes and many of them have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now that April 1 has come and gone and May 1 is around the corner, many renters and landlords in the region are facing similar concerns. Renters are trying to come up with ways to pay their rent, while landlords are figuring out if they can get any relief on the mortgages they owe on their properties.
John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about a possible easing of pandemic-related restrictions in Arkansas and the mostly-completed fiscal session of the Arkansas legislature.
Today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes an interview with Randy Zook, the president and CEO of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas, about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the state's economy. Paul Gatling also provides an update on WeWork's plans for a building in downtown Bentonville.
In today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Keith Woodruff, the chief technical officer at Edafio Technology Partners, about how IT companies are responding to the increased demand for remote capabilities as companies and schools go virtual during the coronavirus pandemic.