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Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

K Lofts Construction Moving Again With Funding Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

A new lender and a new contractor are accompanying a restart of the dormant K Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.

Trio of Ridout Lumber Transactions Total $4.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Three Ridout Lumber properties in central Arkansas and a west Little Rock office building are the building blocks for this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Boutique Hotel To Fill 'Opportunity Gap' at The Fields at Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An upscale multifamily complex and a boutique hotel are heading for The Fields at Pinnacle, a Rogers development led by Chad and Monika Hatfield of Hatfield Properties.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Unchanged

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas stood at 10.2 percent in the fourth quarter, unchanged from third-quarter 2016 and down 0.9 percentage point from first-quarter 2016.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Hergets Give Heights Icon New Chance

by Jan Cottingham 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The venerable Terry's Finer Foods in the Heights lives now as the Heights Corner Market, a rebirth greeted with relief by all who relied on Terry's for great meat, seafood, desserts and its selection of hard-to-find groceries.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 01:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous.

Retail Space Vacancy Rate Rises in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for retail space in central Arkansas rose in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 5.4 percent, compared with 4.8 percent in third-quarter 2016.

Highland Pellets Haggling Over New Plant Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Hopes for a new wood pellet plant between Stephens and Camden are in the balance as the decision-making scale toggles between Arkansas and Mississippi.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

Lucas Strack Joins WER Architects & Planners (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Lucas Strack has been hired as a BIM technician at WER Architects & Planners.

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