UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.
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Stacey Schwartz Resigns as CEO of World Services for the Blind

Stacey Schwartz Resigns as CEO of World Services for the Blind

Stacey Hunter Schwartz has resigned as president and CEO of the World Services for the Blind of Little Rock. Schwartz confirmed the move to Arkansas Business on Monday.
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J.B. Hunt Honors Veterans, Employs Them

J.B. Hunt Honors Veterans, Employs Them

J.B. Hunt announced its recommitment to the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve program and pledged to hire 10,000 veterans by the year 2020.
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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

Mike Malone on the NWA Growth, Expansion

Mike Malone, director of the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council, talks NWA growth, the creation of new business opportunities, and how the area's cities work together for the benefit of the entire region.