Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.
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Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

Three defense attorneys last week followed the path of the plaintiffs' attorneys and filed notice that they will appeal Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case.
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Sherwood, Pulaski County Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

Sherwood, Pulaski County Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

A federal lawsuit accuses a central Arkansas city of effectively operating a debtor's prison by imposing hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.
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The List Largest Chambers of Commerce

Arkansas Chambers of Commerce list ranked by numbers of members. Also includes market area, budgeted annual revenue, year founded, director, president or CEO, website, and contact info.

Rank Name Number of Member Accounts (not total number of individual representatives) Director
1 Little Rock Regional Chamber 2,278 Chesshir, James W. "Jay"
2 Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 2,102 Burns, Raymond M.
3 North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,301 Owens, John
4 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce 1,287 Young, Mark
5 Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 1,250 Lacy, Brad

Executive Q&A

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.