With China Venture in Rearview Mirror, Mark McLarty Turns Efforts Home
Mark McLarty

With China Venture in Rearview Mirror, Mark McLarty Turns Efforts Home

In 2013, China became the first country to sell more than 20 million vehicles in a year. But when Mark McLarty got there in 2004, it wasn't the world's leader in auto sales — it was a new frontier.
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Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts.
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Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

The Outlets at Little Rock will open this summer. Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, recently talked to Arkansas Business about the 325,000-SF shopping center coming to central Arkansas.
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Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.
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The List Largest Commercial Projects

Largest Commercial Contracts in Arkansas list includes project, project value, location, contractor/construction manager, etc.

Rank Name Valuation Contractor/Construction Manager
1 Big River Steel Mill Manufacturing Facility 700,000,000 Big River Steel LLC
2 High School 93,700,000 Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
3 Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway 61,000,000 CDI Contractors LLC
4 Robinson Center Renovations & Additions 60,000,000 CDI Contractors LLC
5 CARTI 59,300,000 Nabholz Construction Corp.

Executive Q&A

SAU President David Rankin on the Importance of Economic Literacy

David Rankin was named the president of Southern Arkansas University in January 2002 and plans to retire next June.