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Flashbacks of Arkansas Business' First 30 Years (Editor's Note)

Flashbacks of Arkansas Business' First 30 Years (Editor's Note)

To celebrate Arkansas Business' 30th anniversary, the staff decided to pull out and reprint some of the stories that we felt were the most important, the most interesting and the most fun. Arkansas Business is still reporting on the state economic scene with business executives as its readership, sticking to its mission of providing the revealing, memorable and important business news available in Arkansas.
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UAMS Gets $2M in Donations, Grants for Northwest Campus Programs

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences marked $2 million in donations and economic development grants to fund program at its campus in Fayetteville.
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Survey: US Companies Add 191K Jobs in March

A private survey shows that U.S. companies increased hiring at a healthy pace last month, suggesting that the jobs market is recovering from a brutal winter.
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$2B Program to Improve Arkansas Highways Begins

State transportation officials have marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways with a ceremony in Little Rock. read more >

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

More Million-Dollar Homes Sold in Pulaski County During 2013

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County saw a slight increase in 2013. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, which compares with either 12 or 13 in 2012. read more >

NWA Housing Rebound Cheers Homebuilders

The housing collapse and subsequent recession were body blows to housing developments in northwest Arkansas, but now, there are signs of life and hope. read more >

Total Construction Expenditures Continue Rebound

Construction spending in February 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department. This is an increase of 8.7 percent compared with the February 2013 rate, an estimated $869.9 billion, and a 0.1 percent increase from the January 2014 rate of $944.6 billion. read more >

Technology Drive Building Registers $11.7 Million Sale (Real Deals)

The sale of a 100,000-SF office building in west Little Rock weighed in at $11.7 million. A Maumelle mini-storage development tipped the scales at $1.64 million. And a former USA Drug project in southwest Little Rock changed hands in an $825,000 deal. read more >

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday. read more >

Multifamily Vacancy Up, Development 'Hot' Along I-540 in Bentonville, Rogers

Vacancy rates for multifamily housing in northwest Arkansas rose in the second half of 2013, according to a Skyline Report from Arvest Bank released Tuesday. read more >

Dyess Administration Building Restoration Nearly Complete

A project to restore the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and the Dyess Administration Building is underway in the tiny Mississippi County town, and the projected completion date of the first phase is the end of April. read more >

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