Construction Archive

In Federal Court, Nucor Argues Against Big River Steel Mill

by Associated Press 1/16/2015 03:35 pm

Opponents of a new steel mill under construction in eastern Arkansas argued in a court hearing Friday that they didn't forfeit their right to sue to stop the plant just because the state had already issued a permit.

UCA Board Approves Property Acquisition, Bond Issuance for $17.6M Mixed-Use Project

by Lee Hogan 1/16/2015 11:47 am

The property, at 242 Donaghey Ave., is currently occupied by a Papa John's restaurant, owned by Ozark Pizza Co. LLC of Little Rock. The offer would pay Ozark Pizza Co. $236,000 for the .12-acre lot and another $164,000 if the property is vacated by April 15.

Asa Hutchinson Taps Leon Jones as Labor Director, Charisse Childers as Career Education Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 02:24 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked Leon Jones Jr. as new director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, and Charisse Childers as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

J.D. Lowery Takes Lead for Community Development at Arkansas Electric Co-ops

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

J.D. Lowery of Maumelle has been named manager of community and economic development for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Lowery previously served as director of the Arkansas Energy Office.

Holiday Inn Express Attracts $4.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A 138-room hotel in east Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.2 million. A 44-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And a 37,000-SF grocery store project is in motion in Sherwood after a $944,000 land deal.

Transportation Companies in Arkansas Put Focus on Drivers' Health Into Maximum Overdrive

by Marty Cook 1/12/2015 12:00 am

A recent study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health revealed that long-haul drivers are twice as likely to smoke or be obese as the average working adult. Drivers also were more likely to have risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases.

AP Guide to the 2015 Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/11/2015 02:31 pm

The Arkansas Legislature convenes Monday for its regular legislative session. A new governor takes office on Tuesday.

Fort Smith Leads Arkansas Tech Business Index in October

by Lee Hogan 1/9/2015 09:58 am

Fort Smith remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index while Rogers and Russellville enjoyed the largest increases according to economic activity from October.

Report: Arkansas Home Sales Up 10 Percent in November

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2015 08:56 am

The number of homes sold in November increased, and so did the average price of those homes. The average price of the homes sold in the 43-county area surveyed by the group increased from $151,350 in November 2013 to $154,906 in November 2014, an increase of more than 2 percent.

Investment Group Finalizes Purchase of DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 1/6/2015 01:20 pm

The group represents a partnership between Fifth Avenue Capital, a New York City private equity investment firm led by the principals of Pearson Partners Inc., and Waterford Hotel Group, a Connecticut company.

Group Says Deficient Roads Cost Arkansas Motorists $2B Per Year

by Associated Press 1/6/2015 01:04 pm

A national transportation research group says deficient roads and bridges cost Arkansas motorists about $2 billion a year in higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

Tyson Foods Emporia Plant Adds Production Line, Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2014 11:05 am

Tyson Foods Inc. recently concluded an estimated $3 million line expansion at its prepared foods plant in Emporia, Kansas.