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FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.
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SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.
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Jonesboro Transportation Officials to Mull University Loop

Jonesboro transportation officials are set to consider the completion of a loop around the Arkansas State University campus.
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Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. read more >

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week. read more >

Pyramid Transaction Adds Up to $2.9M (Real Deals)

A 17,192-SF commercial project in west Little Rock weighed in at $2.9 million. More than 168 acres near Maumelle are under new ownership after a $1.2 million foreclosure sale. And an 11.5-acre apartment tract in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.1 million deal. read more >

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Slips

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas fell slightly in fourth-quarter 2014, slipping to 11.6 percent compared with 11.7 percent in the third quarter and 11.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2013. read more >

Compass Pointe Plans To Purchase Woodland Heights

Compass Pointe Healthcare Systems of Baltimore has struck a deal to buy the 142-unit independent living center from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System. read more >

Del Frisco's Grille To Take Front and Center Position at Promenade

Perhaps you heard that Del Frisco's Grille is coming to The Promenade at Chenal in what will be its first Arkansas location. But where will Del Frisco's Restaurant Group set up shop at the 37.8-acre west Little Rock development? read more >

A-State Negotiates for Embassy Suites, Conference Center on Campus

Arkansas State University is negotiating with O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC for a land lease agreement that would develop an Embassy Suites hotel, a conference center and Houlihan's restaurant on campus. read more >

US Economic Growth in Q4 Revised Down to 2.2 Percent

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. read more >

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. read more >

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