“Metroplan acts as a voice of regionalism and has worked as the council of local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization for central Arkansas since 1955.”


Economic Report
Metroplan’s new report describes economic trends in the region as pandemic recovery takes hold.
Little Rock Regional Economy in 2021
Metroplan’s Best Practices Newsletter
The newsletter will explore best practices related to community development, transportation and planning. The first issue discusses Making Connections for safer, more efficient, and more walkable neighborhoods.
Issue 1: Making Connections  January 2021
Metrotrends Newsletters
The Metrotrends Newsletters are generally the most up-to-date source on the latest demographic and economic trends in Central Arkansas. The annual Demographic Review and Outlook is generally published in June or July, while the annual Economic Review and Outlook is published in November or December.

2020 Economic Review and Outlook
This edition looks at the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the national and regional economy.

2020 Demographic Review and Outlook
Articles include housing affordability and inequality rankings, population estimates, and Covid-19 and housing.

2019 Economic Review and Outlook
Articles include: The finance-technology connection, Opportunity Zones, Regional economic data, A record year in commercial construction

2019 Demographic Review and Outlook
Articles include: Trail-Oriented Development, Population Trends, Rockwater Village, Housing Construction Data

2018 Economic Review and Outlook
Articles include: Regional job growth, local manufacturing is thriving, a look at Welspun, Prospect Steel and Gas Pos, and a Regional Economic Survey.

2018 Demographic Review and Outlook
Articles include: Opportunities for Redevelopment, Population Estimates, Construction Data, Tax Revenue Comparisons.

2020 Economic Review & Outlook



Metroplan’s annual reports provide background on Metroplan’s activities and accomplishments each year.

2019 Metroplan Annual Report

2018 Metroplan Annual Report

2017 Metroplan Annual Report

2016 Metroplan Annual Report

2015 Metroplan Annual Report



CARTS Annual Reports provide background statistics on transportation and demographic trends in the Central Arkansas region

2014 CARTS Annual Report

2012 CARTS Annual Report