Construction Archive

Conway Corp. Pledges $3M to Science Center Addition at UCA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 03:42 pm

Conway Corp., operator of Conway's city-owned utility system, has pledged $3 million to the University of Central Arkansas for its $17.5 million construction and renovation project of the Lewis Science Center.

West Little Rock Retail Rings Up $4.5M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/22/2014 12:00 am

An 8,245-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $4.56 million. An investment group purchased the 11400 Cantrell Road property from Chi-Little Rock LLC of Greenville, South Carolina.

Retail Project Under Construction at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Who's going to occupy the 10,000-SF retail project under construction at the Gateway Town Center development in southwest Little Rock?

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Little Rock A&P Recommends $5M in DoubleTree Renovations

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2014 04:09 pm

The Little Rock advertising and promotion commission on Thursday recommended $5 million in renovations for the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

by Lee Hogan 12/18/2014 08:30 am

The Outlets at Little Rock will open this summer. Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, recently talked to Arkansas Business about the 325,000-SF shopping center coming to central Arkansas.

Wachter to Spend $20M, Add 20 Jobs to Expand Lowell Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 01:59 pm

Wachter Inc. of Lenexa, Kansas, is expanding its facility in Lowell, investing $2 million and adding 20 new jobs.

CFO Bryan Bruich Named to Nabholz Corp. Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 09:43 am

Bryan Bruich has been elected to the board of directors for Nabholz Corporation of Conway, the company announced Tuesday. Bruich is the chief financial officer for the company and was elected at a recent meeting of Nabholz shareholders.

New Kroger Marketplace in Benton Worth $12M, To Be Built by Summer 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace under construction in Benton is worth $12 million, according to the building permit on file with the city.

Shadow Lake, Turtle Creek Apartments Tandem Sales Surpass $40.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The 296-unit Shadow Lake Apartments at 13111 W. Markham St. sold for $26.87 million and the 216-unit Turtle Creek Apartments at 601 Napa Valley Drive went for $13.71 million.

Cooper Communities A Family Enterprise for Over 50 Years

by Marty Cook 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Cooper Communities Inc. of Rogers — along with its assorted subsidiaries such as Cooper Land Development, Cooper Homes and Cooper Realty Investment — really is a family business.

Prudent Planning Pays Off for Cooper Communities

by Marty Cook 12/15/2014 12:00 am

John Cooper III is president and chairman of the board of directors of Cooper Communities Inc. of Rogers, a prolific land development company for the past 50-plus years. How prolific is a company secret, as Cooper politely declines to share the private company's revenue or employment figures. He did sit down at his company's headquarters for an interview, his first ever with the media.

Photos: Inside the Ongoing Renovation of Robinson Center

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 07:30 am

If the massive crane didn't give it away, one trip inside the historic Robinson Center Music Hall leaves no doubt: There's a renovation happening.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Arkansas Single-Family, Multifamily Permits Down in 3Q, FDIC Report Says

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 11:54 am

Single-family home permits and multifamily permits were both down in the third quarter, according to a state profile of Arkansas released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

Kohl's Keeps Bright in Eyes of EPA

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Kohl's was ranked second in the country behind Wal-Mart for the most installed solar capacity in a report release in October by the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Ikea was recognized for having the highest percentage of its stores with a solar array.

East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.