Construction Archive

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

Baptist Health Marks Progess of Future Conway Hospital

by Mark Carter 7/15/2015 01:25 pm

Baptist Health holds a "topping out" ceremony at the 37-acre site in Conway that will soon be home to its newest hospital, set to open in the spring of 2016.

Hoxie Sinkhole Closes Streets, Threatens Sewers

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 01:28 pm

Hoxie city officials say a cavernous sinkhole has shuttered two city streets and threatened sewer service to at least 600 homes.

Shopping Center Planned in South Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A Texas developer plans to build a 12,000-SF shopping center across from the Walmart Neighborhood Market on I Street in Bentonville.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.

Despite Sale, Symphony Ready for New Offices in M.M. Cohn Building

by Alexis Hosticka and Lance Turner 7/10/2015 04:07 pm

The executive director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra said she's looking forward to moving into new offices inside the renovated M.M. Cohn Co. building downtown, even as the building's owner prepares to sell the property.

Burlington, Planet Fitness to Open in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 12:29 pm

The Jonesboro retail center formerly occupied by Kroger will be rebranded as Centre Court Plaza and is pre-leased to Burlington and Planet Fitness, which are opening their first locations in the region.

Highway Officials Unveil Last Leg of 430/630 Interchange

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/8/2015 01:21 pm

Highway officials gave a bird's-eye view of a $150 million project at Arkansas' busiest intersection Wednesday, gathering with politicians and others on the highest bridge of a rebuilt interchange that eases traffic flow among Little Rock and its suburbs.

Haag Brown Plans 27-Acre Office Park, New Headquarters

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 04:32 pm

Haag Brown Commercial of Jonesboro is building a new headquarters as part of a planned office park designed to encourage exercise and activity.

Moses Tucker Breaks Ground on $5M Apartment Project

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 09:22 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock broke ground on Monday on a 36-unit, apartment project in the city's historic MacArthur Park District.

Growth in US Services Firms Rises in June

by Associated Press 7/6/2015 11:28 am

U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

Residents Hope to Save Historic Hot Springs Hotel

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 07:09 am

While some residents in downtown Hot Springs want the Majestic Hotel debris cleaned up, some are rallying to protect portions of the crumbling building they say can and should be restored to its former glory.

Plans for Small Shopping Center on Fayetteville's MLK Taking Shape

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Rodney Ghan and Bob Cooper of R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties of Fort Smith have bought a lot on West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville with the intent of developing a two-tenant shopping center.

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Industrial Activity Simmering Beneath Flat Market Veneer

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Market conditions are reaching the tipping point to launch construction and add fresh product to the warehouse inventory in the Little Rock area.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $191M Surplus

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 10:59 am

Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $191.6 million, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Finance & Administration.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.