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Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 258K

by Lance Turner 3/23/2017 10:33 am

More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.

Windstream Expands Network in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 09:29 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock announces an expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock, saying the move would provide the city's growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure.

Get Moving, Fort Smith (Feedback)

by Miles Crawford 3/20/2017 12:00 am

My wife and I traveled to Bentonville to attend the “G60 Pitch Contest,” and I posed the question, “Why don't we have something like this in Fort Smith?” We can't allow our region to continue to talk about these issues without spurring a call-to-arms.

Central Arkansas Water CEO Tad Bohannon Keeps Ratepayers Tapped In

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

After practicing law for more than 20 years, Tad Bohannon was unanimously appointed CEO of Central Arkansas Water in January 2016. CAW, the state's largest public drinking water system, has an annual operating and capital improvement budget exceeding $64 million.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

ArcBest CEO, Executives See Annual Compensation Declines

by Sarah Campbell 3/14/2017 09:58 am

ArcBest Corp. CEO Judy McReynolds made $1.61 million in 2016, almost 30 percent less than the $2.26 million she made in 2015, the company reported in its annual proxy statement.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Lori Adcock-McGhee Moves to Sage

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Lori Adcock-McGhee recently went to work for Sage Partners, where she'll be the director of property management, responsible for overseeing Sage's expansion in central Arkansas.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.

Micah Whitfield To Lead Magna IV Expansion into Northwest Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Micah Whitfield recently joined the Magna IV team as director of business development and will oversee the expansion of the company in northwest Arkansas.

$8.3 Million Transaction Calls on Barrington Hills Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The 232-unit apartment project in west Little Rock was purchased by PR Barrington Hills LLC of Wellington, Florida.

Startup PFITR Offers A 'Blue Book' in Bond Deals

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 12:00 am

PFITR has moved into the Little Rock Technology Park and hopes locals will invest in its one-of-a-kind online tool.

CAVU Partner Bryan Hancock Reaps Rewards from Aircraft Scrap Heap

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Bryan Hancock was born and raised in Stuttgart, where watching crop dusters led him to begin flying right after high school. Today, he is a partner at CAVU, which buys and sells commercial aircraft and dismantles some of them for parts.

Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber's Priorities

by Sarah Campbell 3/10/2017 11:38 am

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for.

Premier Staffing Acquired by BelFlex Staffing Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:21 pm

Staffing and flexible workforce solutions provider BelFlex Staffing Network acquires Premier Staffing Inc. of Little Rock.

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

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