Construction Archive

Activity, Low Vacancies Add Up to Hot Industrial Little Rock Market

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate of the Little Rock industrial market dipped to 9.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017.

Central Arkansas Retail Holding Pattern Reflects Transitions In Market

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Occupancy in the Central Arkansas retail market declined to 94.3 percent during the first quarter compared to 95.1 percent a year ago.

Central Arkansas Office Sector on Slow But Positive Curve

by George Waldon 6/19/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate in the 14.7 million-SF Pulaski County office market stood at about 7.8 percent during the first quarter of 2017. That marked a slight increase from 7.2 percent recorded a year ago.

Rogers Airport Prepares for $6.6 Million in Improvements

by Associated Press 6/15/2017 01:15 pm

An Arkansas airport will briefly close to allow for a $6.6 million construction project for runway, lighting and drainage improvements.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Construction Planned for Next Spring for Arkadelphia Pulp Mill

by Associated Press 6/15/2017 10:53 am

Construction is expected to begin in March for a planned $1 billion pulp mill in south Arkansas.

Halff Associates Opens Little Rock Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 09:15 am

Engineering/architecture firm Halff Associates Inc. on Thursday announced the opening of its Little Rock office at 10411 W. Markham St., Suite 320.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.

Northwest Arkansas Council Names Nelson Peacock CEO

by Marty Cook 6/13/2017 11:12 am

The Northwest Arkansas Council named Nelson Peacock, a McCrory native and the senior vice president of government relations for the University of California system, as its CEO.

Shabdue Joins Cline Construction Group (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Jennifer Shabdue has been promoted to assistant project manager at Cline Construction Group in North Little Rock.

Mercy Clinic Is Next Piece of $247M Plan

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Last week, Mercy Northwest Arkansas broke ground on a 14,000-SF primary care clinic in southwest Bentonville, part of the health system's $247 million expansion project.

Mark Zweig Launches Zweig American Ale

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Apple Blossom Brewing Co., a Fayetteville restaurant-brewery, collaborated with Mark Zweig on Zweig American Ale, which Apple Blossom debuted with a release party on Sunday.

Trump Promises 'First-Class' Infrastructure System for US

by Associated Press 6/7/2017 06:55 pm

Dogged by allegations in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways.

Arkansas Panel Votes to Take Highway Funding Plan to Voters

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/7/2017 03:44 pm

The Arkansas Highway Commission has decided to seek a ballot measure to increase money for state roads next year after lawmakers refused to send voters a proposal that would have raised $200 million a year.

TheatreSquared to Break Ground on New Theater

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2017 10:41 am

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller said Wednesday that the theater will break ground June 23 on its new permanent home.

Highway Officials Open Exit Ramp Off Restructured Broadway Bridge

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 03:04 pm

Arkansas highway officials have reopened a ramp off Little Rock's Broadway Bridge that had been closed since last year.

Survey: Economists Expect Slower US Growth

by Associated Press 6/5/2017 08:51 am

Forecasts for U.S. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.

Arkansas Panel Weighs Roads Ballot Measure for '18 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/5/2017 07:15 am

An effort to raise millions for Arkansas' underfunded highways failed in the Legislature this year after facing heavy opposition from conservatives. Now the panel overseeing the state's highways has to decide whether to try putting a road funding program before voters next year.

Today's Power Looks Ahead

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Today's Power Inc., the Little Rock subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., is branching out from the utility-scale solar installation work it has been doing exclusively for the state's electric power cooperatives.

Hall and Davidson Buildings Sold for $2.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

The expected sale of the Hall and Davidson buildings at 201-215 W. Capitol Ave. in downtown Little Rock recently closed.