Construction Archive

Park Avenue Lofts in Sights of Potential New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Did you know a deal is in the works that will bring new ownership to Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts?

CrossMar Plans New Building in Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

CrossMar plans to build another office building on East Central Avenue adjacent to an existing office.

Sissy's Log Cabin To Expand Heights Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

A January smash-and-grab at Sissy's Log Cabin on North Grant Street in Little Rock apparently hasn't done much to slow the store down.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.

$5.1M Purchase Arrives At Westland Apartments (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/11/2015 12:00 am

A foreclosed apartment project in west Little Rock resold for $5.1 million. More than 600 acres and the Stone Links Golf Course in North Little Rock are under new ownership after a $1.73 million sale. And a 12.7-acre mixed-use tract in west Little Rock changed hands in an $850,000 transaction.

West Memphis Moves Forward with $10.9M Rail Project

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The city of West Memphis hopes to get the final approval by the end of this month to start work on a $10.9 million project to expand railroad infrastructure to service the city's port.

$10M Monticello Water Project Lands in Court

by Mark Friedman 5/11/2015 12:00 am

An attorney for the city of Monticello was shocked to learn that an Illinois contractor hired for a $10 million water project sued the city on April 21, the very day the two parties were in mediation. The origins of the dispute date back to 2011, when Siemens Industry Inc. of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, began looking at the water system in the city of about 10,000 people.

Enrollment Continues Post-Recession Slump at Top Universities, Colleges

by Gwen Moritz 5/11/2015 12:00 am

College enrollment in Arkansas topped out in the 2011-12 academic year, the second year of lottery scholarships when the state's unemployment rate was near its post-recession peak.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don't take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It's a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area's workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

US Employers Add 223K Jobs, Rate Falls to 5.4 Percent

by Associated Press 5/8/2015 11:36 am

U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.

Walton Arts Center Expansion Gets $1M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 03:21 pm

Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville said Wednesday that Marti and Kelly Sudduth of Bentonville have donated $1 million to the center's expansion efforts.

Fort Smith Keeps Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2015 08:45 am

Fort Smith retained the top spot in the latest Arkansas Tech Business Index, released Wednesday. It has led the index in 10 of the 14 months Tech has produced the ATBI.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 10:48 am

Tickets are available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Holiday Inn Express Visited by $6M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/4/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. A 50-room motel in southwest Little Rock changed hands in a $900,000 sale. And a 1,843-SF Little Rock liquor store rang up a $297,929 deal.

Arkansas Northeastern College of Blytheville Starts $13M Construction Project

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The center will be about 85,000 SF and combine three of the school's existing centers: the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center and the Aircraft & Metals Engineering Center. The Crisp Center is for customized industrial training, which provides training for companies. Some of the training is for college credit and some isn't, Shemwell said.

National Gross Domestic Product Increases 2.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product in the United States rose 2.4 percent last year compared with the previous year. Expanding were the private goods and private services sectors, while the government sector declined.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

US Construction Spending Drops 0.6 Percent in March

by Associated Press 5/1/2015 10:52 am

U.S. construction fell in March as an increase in nonresidential construction was offset by declines in home building and government projects.