Construction Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 4 Percent in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 09:08 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

3 Businesses Set for Renovated Space on Main Street North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2016 08:57 am

Renovations to four buildings on the 700 block of Main Street in downtown North Little Rock are nearing completion with three businesses set to move in.

Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA

by Sarah Campbell 11/17/2016 11:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team launches a public-private initiative called "Conductor" to drive entrepreneurship and innovation.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 More Design Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 10:30 am

The Walton Family Foundation announces three new projects for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program, which aims to improve the architectural quality of public buildings and spaces in Benton and Washington counties.

7 Companies Support Clean Line in Letter to Hutchinson

by Kyle Massey 11/16/2016 08:49 am

Corporations employing 4,000 Arkansans hope to get cheap renewable electricity from a controversial power line project.

Half of Cities Up on Latest Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 03:27 pm

The July 2016 results of the Arkansas Tech Business Index show the same number of cities increased and decreased their rating during the month.

Arkansas Urology to Mark Work on New Surgery Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 12:46 pm

Arkansas Urology of Little Rock will break ground on a $6 million surgery center.

Peco Foods Delivers $35M Boost for Corning's Bruised Economy

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The opening of the Peco feed mill in Corning earlier this year broke a long dry spell of big industrial development news for Corning and provided a glimmering counterpoint to the closing of the 44-year-old L.A. Darling plant.

After Ray Dillon's $3M Exit, Deltic Timber Seeks a CEO

by Kyle Massey 11/14/2016 12:00 am

In the month since Ray C. Dillon retired as CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. — a departure seen as surprising and sudden — he and officers of the El Dorado company have had little to say about the transition.

General Cable Could Shut Down Before Clean Line Construction Begins

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Though Clean Line Partners has had a deal since 2011 to buy conductor cable for its planned statewide high line from the General Cable Corp. factory in Malvern, plans have been in the works for at least nine months to consolidate the facility with one in Texas.

Pebble Peak Ridge in Hot Springs Sold for $5.8 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

A portfolio of duplexes in Hot Springs, undeveloped commercial land in Benton, elbow room for a Benton congregation, a Little Rock mansion and a cold storage facility in North Little Rock provide this week's five-count of million-dollar transactions.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

Women & Infants Center Opens at Washington Regional Medical Center

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Washington Regional Medical System's $65 million Women & Infants Center in Fayetteville will start taking patients on Monday.

Update: Robinson Center Re-Opens After $68.6M Renovations

by Sarah Campbell 11/10/2016 10:57 am

The Robinson Center's 28-month, $68.6 million renovation and expansion has concluded with a grand re-opening ceremony ahead of this weekend's first official event, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Opus Ball.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Tech Park Votes on Metrocentre Plan, Promotional Video

by Sarah Campbell 11/10/2016 09:45 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board votes to approve a proposal to make dormant, rather than dissolve, the Metrocentre Improvement District, which has one outstanding bond attached to it.

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy's opposition to its legal arguments.

Architecture Firms Have Designs on Capitol Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The idea of a multi-agency building northwest of the Capitol at the northeast corner of Bishop and West Third streets has attracted the attention of state and private interests.

WD&D Architects Expands Offices with Hires, Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Nate Martin, Brian Self and Elisha Taldo have joined the Little Rock office of WD&D Architects, and Joshua Ruminer has joined the Fayetteville office.

D1 Development Attracts $3.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/7/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of the Store Capital real estate investment trust in Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased the D1 project at 10 Viewpointe Cove. The seller is WB Sports of Little Rock LLC, led by Will Bartholomew.