Cities in Arkansas Scrambling to Fill Vacant Walmart Locations

Cities in Arkansas Scrambling to Fill Vacant Walmart Locations

Since Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced last month it was closing 154 stores in the United States, Gentry Mayor Kevin Johnston has been on the phone and sending emails trying to attract a grocery store to the Benton County town.
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Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

Developers Plan Staybridge Suites for Midtown Little Rock

A local partnership group called Midtown Hospitality LLC plans to invest $13 million to bring a Staybridge Suites hotel to a 2.69-acre site at University Avenue and 12th Street in Little Rock.
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Commercial Metals Co. to Close Post Plant in Magnolia

Commercial Metals Co. of Irving, Texas, said Tuesday that it will close its T-post fence operations in Magnolia by the end of the third quarter, blaming "global steel overcapacity" and "unfair trade."
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The List Biggest Deals of the Year

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced. Published 2/8/2016.

Rank Buyer Seller Price (millions)
1 Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. Windstream Holdings Inc. 3,445,000,000
2 JBS SA Cargill Pork LLC 1,450,000,000
3 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. Community & Southern Holdings Inc. 799,600,000
4 Cequel Data Centers LLC; TierPoint LLC Windstream Holdings Inc. 575,000,000
5 Bank of the Ozarks Inc. C1 Financial Inc. 402,520,000

Executive Q&A

Jerry Adams Excited About Research Talent Attracted to Arkansas

Jerry Adams started the nonprofit Arkansas Research Alliance in 2008. It partners with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to help commercialize technology produced at the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson.