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John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill
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John Correnti, Governor Break Ground on $1.3B Big River Steel Mill

Steel executive John Correnti, Gov. Mike Beebe and other state and local leaders marked the groundbreaking of the $1.3 billion Big River Steel project Monday in Osceola.
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Clean Harbors to Expand in El Dorado, Add 120 Jobs

Clean Harbors, an environmental, energy and industrial services provider, says it will invest $100 million to expand its operation in El Dorado.
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Home Prices, Building Permits Down in Q2 for Most Arkansas MSAs

The residential market was down in Arkansas and across the country in the second quarter, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.
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'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
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Marshals Museum Officials Working on Land Easement

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Otter Creek Mall Development Decades in the Making

Once upon a time, the current site of the Gateway Town Center and Bass Pro developments was slated to be part of a grand 1.1 million-SF regional mall development. The fabled Otter Creek Mall never achieved escape velocity from its drawing board concept unveiled on April Fool's Day in 1980. read more >

Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing. read more >

Developers Reimagine Conway's Oak Street

Conway's downtown has traditionally ended where Oak Street intersects with bustling Harkrider Street, but city planners and commercial developers are attempting to push that historic envelope further to the east. Developers plan to link historic downtown Conway with additional options of dining, shopping and health care along Conway's reimagined vision for Oak Street. read more >

Bank Branch Trio Generates $3.45M Sale (Real Deals)

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Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel. read more >

$7.5M in Economic Grants Awarded in Arkansas

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack have announced $7.5 million in economic development grants in Arkansas. read more >

Highway Commission Accepts Bid for Improvements in Cabot, Maumelle

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid of nearly $1 million for road improvements in Cabot and Maumelle. read more >

Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state's largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009. read more >

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