Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward

Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward
The site of the planned Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center on Browns Lane Access Road.

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project has reached an agreement with contractors' that filed nearly $900,000 in liens against it and is working to have those released, Developer Chris Keller said in a May 19 letter to the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission.
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Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.
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Tyson Announces Collaboration on Conservation, Releases Report

Tyson Announces Collaboration on Conservation, Releases Report

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on on Monday announced its collaboration with the World Resources Institute to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas and outcome-based water conservation targets for its operations and the company's supply chain.
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The List Largest Private Companies

Arkansas' Largest Private Companies ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name 2016 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2,496,572,480 11
2 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
3 Mountaire Corp. 2,000,000,000 -3
4 McLarty Automotive Group 1,763,927,011 24
5 RML Automotive 1,648,758,443 13

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A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.