JOPLIN, MO.--- Arvest Bank commissions a survey to better understand your opinions on the local economy. The University of Arkansas, Missouri State University, the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City University will conduct the phone survey of about 1,200 people. Bank staff say the results will allow business leaders to better understand what consumers think about the local economy. This is the first time Arvest has commissioned a survey of this magnitude, and it will compare to the Thomson/Reuters Michigan survey. Staff say it will reflect consumers' activities of saving and spending on a local level.
"You tend to see extremes from across the country and being able to bring it back to the central part of the United States, what do people in Missouri think about this, I think is really important," said Rebecca Dunham, Arvest Sales Manager.
The phone survey will be conducted in February. Bank staff say the results should be released in spring of next year.
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