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HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Stonebridge Apartments Draw $31M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/6/2015 12:00 am

A 260-unit apartment complex in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $31.58 million. The sale of a west Little Rock Walgreens weighed in at $6.2 million. And an 87,100-SF warehouse in the Little Rock Port area is under new ownership after a $2.55 million transaction.

Galley Support Innovations Announces Sherwood Expansion

by Mark Carter 4/2/2015 03:24 pm

Galley Support Innovations Inc. of Sherwood announced Thursday that it completed a 3,800-SF expansion and plans to add another 21,000-SF on property adjacent to its Manson Road headquarters.

Skyline Report: Residential Permits Down But Value Up in 2014's Second Half

by Lance Turner 4/2/2015 11:25 am

The number of residential building permits issued in northwest Arkansas fell in the second half of 2014 compared with the same time in 2013, but the value of those permits increased, a report says.

El Dorado Group Seeks One-Cent Sales Tax

by Sean Beherec 3/31/2015 03:58 pm

A group of residents dubbed "El Dorado Works" will ask the city council in April to hold a special election for the tax.

Coe Gift to Fund Engineering Professorship at ASU

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 11:19 am

A planned estate gift of $250,000 from the late Henry and Verbeth Coe will establish an endowed professorship in engineering at Arkansas State University, the school announced Monday.

CDI Contractors Sees Sales Continue To Build

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

The construction company, which is owned by Dillard's Inc., reported sales of $130.7 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31. That's up 42 percent from the previous year “due to an increase in construction projects,” according to the Little Rock retailer's annual report, which was released last week.

Wingate by Wyndham Hosts $2.9 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 62-room hotel in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.92 million. A 20,332-SF building in downtown Little Rock changed hands in a $975,000 transaction. And a 1,728-SF convenience store in west Pulaski County is under new ownership after a $519,875 sale.

Nettleton Bridge Project Making Progress in Jonesboro

by Mark Friedman 3/30/2015 12:00 am

A railroad overpass project at Highland Drive and Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro continues to make progress, but it still is years away from being completed.

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow's Pyrrhic Victory

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Officially launched 11 years ago, The Mall at Turtle Creek represents a landmark development long envisioned for the property by Bruce Burrow. The hybrid retail project — part mall and part lifestyle center — became a high-water mark in his storied career.

US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 11:45 am

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Arkansas Personal Income Up 3 Percent in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2015 10:41 am

Arkansas' state personal income rose 3.1 percent in 2014, according to the latest report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Fayetteville Couple Create Endowed Engineering Scholarship

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 10:26 am

A Fayetteville couple is donating $100,000 to establish a scholarship in electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas.

US New-Home Sales Surge in February

by Associated Press 3/24/2015 11:11 am

Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life.

Magellan Submits More Eminent Domain Petitions for Pipeline

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company, a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP of Tulsa, has filed at least five petitions in Sebastian County and two more petitions in Pulaski County in the last three weeks, according to court records.

Harps Sherwood Store Delayed by Dunkin' Donuts Details

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The site of a future Harps Foods Store at the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road has been graded, but no plan had been submitted to Sherwood city planners as of Thursday.

Mississippi County Hospitals Expect To See Tax Revenue

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Ralph Beaty, the CEO of the Mississippi County Hospital System, already has a list of projects to fund with the money generated from the 0.5 percent countywide sales tax that voters approved in October.

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