Construction Archive

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 06:56 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says a proposal to shift tax revenue from car-related items to highways is on hold as he tries to find changes that could win the support of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Alternative Ways to Pay for Highway Repairs, Construction

by Associated Press 2/23/2015 08:46 am

State and federal officials are increasingly looking for alternatives to help pay for repairs and improvements to highways. Here's a look at some of those ideas

Wilmington Apartments Visited by $3.9M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 120-unit apartment complex in North Little Rock weighed in at $3.85 million. Construction of a 25,000-SF home improvement store is in motion after a $2.1 million land deal in west Little Rock. And a 55,565-SF mini-storage facility in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.7 million.

Construction in Batesville Jumped to $49.2M in 2014

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

A $22 million community center the city of Batesville started building last year was the biggest construction project for the city in 2014.

Conway Hopes To Lure Business to New Airport at Cantrell Field

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Nearly six months after the opening of the new Conway municipal airport, the facility is already buzzing with activity. The planners behind the project have also set their sights on the next steps to grow its role in the state and attract business.

TAC Air Lands Long-Term Deal at Clinton National Airport

by George Waldon 2/23/2015 12:00 am

TAC Air of Dallas has committed to invest $11 million in capital improvements and more to benefit general aviation and commercial air service at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.

Proposal to Divert Money to Highways Advances to Arkansas House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/19/2015 04:38 pm

A proposal to gradually divert tax revenue from auto sales and other car-related items to Arkansas' highways is advancing to the state House for a vote, raising objections from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and advocacy groups who say it would threaten the state's budget.

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

by Mark Carter 2/19/2015 02:24 pm

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.

SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2015 10:54 am

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.

Jonesboro Transportation Officials to Mull University Loop

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 09:03 am

Jonesboro transportation officials are set to consider the completion of a loop around the Arkansas State University campus.

Lakewood Manor Buy Checks In at $3.7M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/16/2015 12:00 am

An 85-bed nursing home in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.7 million. A 42,500-SF mini-storage facility in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $2.35 million. And a 47,906-SF building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.6 million deal.

Greater Little Rock Home Builders Pick Nathan Cooper as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathan Cooper of River Valley Builders has been named 2015 president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. Cooper has been a member of the Home Builders Association since 2009 and has served on the board of directors. Justin Keener of Billy Hartness Construction will be vice president, and Tony Dillon of The Dillon Group will be secretary/treasurer.

AB Exec of '09 Joe Stanley On Building One Architecture Firm Out of Two

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

A graduate of the Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Joe Stanley started his architectural career in 1971 in Memphis. In 1977, he moved back to Arkansas to start Polk Stanley. In 2009, after a merger with The Wilcox Group, Stanley was named CEO.

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

by Mark Carter 2/12/2015 04:08 pm

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology.

Michael Hocutt Selected To Head General Contractors Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Hocutt, president of Clark Power Corp. of Little Rock, has been chosen to lead the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas as 2015 president. Hocutt represents the utility division and has 37 years of industry experience.

Bank of Rison Sees Assets Rising

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The Bank of Rison is no longer the smallest bank in Arkansas, and CEO Troy Duke is celebrating with two major developments: a new headquarters building on Main Street and the bank's first branch.

Title Granted to Magellan on Slim Piece of Pulaski Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray has signed an order of possession for a 0.17-acre piece of land in North Little Rock that was the subject of an eminent domain filing.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today's students prepare for tomorrow's jobs. It's a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Texarkana Directors Feel Misled on Land Deals Made by City Manager

by Sean Beherec 2/9/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of a state audit, a criminal probe, a whistleblower lawsuit and an investigation by private citizens, the former mayor of Texarkana has concluded that he and other city directors were rooked.