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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Jury Deadlocked, Mistrial Declared in Contractor Fraud Case

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 07:27 am

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes declared a mistrial Thursday in the criminal trial of R. Alan Hope and Mikel C. Kullander, Little Rock area contractors accused of defrauding the government.

Mercy Opens Clinic in Pea Ridge

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2017 02:19 pm

About 100 people attended a blessing of and ribbon cutting for the new Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Pea Ridge on Wednesday.

K Lofts Apartments Renamed, to be Leased in October

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2017 10:44 am

Moses Tucker Real Estate announced Tuesday that the K Lofts apartments at 315 Main St. in downtown Little Rock are complete and will start leasing in October under a new name, Mulberry Flats.

Entergy, AECC, SWEPCO Send Crews to Hurricane Zone

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 11:33 am

When Hurricane Irma ripped into Florida on Sunday, cutting off electric power to more than 6 million homes and businesses, Rob Roedel was rallying a rescue party, but he also found himself thinking about an ice storm.

Terry Rhoades Promoted at Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Terry Rhoades has been promoted to project management office manager at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock.

Solar Power Generating More Electric Power Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Solar power now employs the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

by Mark Friedman 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training.

No Catch: Lower Electric Bills Pay for High-Efficiency Retrofits

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 12:00 am

OECC's PAYS program — for Pay As You Save — has erased the doubts of landlords and homeowners alike, retrofitting close to 300 homes at a cost of $1.5 million since April 2016.

With Harvey, Utility Companies More Than Just Light Relief

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Mark Cayce knows firsthand what hurricanes can do to coastal Texas, so the CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp., was glad to have a houseful of guests in south Arkansas when Harvey made its arrival Aug. 25.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.

Too Good, But True (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/11/2017 12:00 am

PAYS — Pay As You Save — finances energy-efficiency upgrades for OECC ratepayers and allows them to pay it back with the monthly savings that result from using less electricity.

New Broadway Bridge Up for Transportation Award

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Transportation's Broadway Bridge project is up for the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award in the America's Transportation Awards.

Hideaway Serves Up $3.2M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/11/2017 12:00 am

A 6,705-SF pizzeria in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.23 million.

ERC Announces $8M Residential Development in Chaffee Crossing

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2017 04:26 pm

ERC Holdings LLC of Fort Smith announces an $8 million luxury duplex development at Wells Lake Road and Custer Boulevard in Chaffee Crossing.

Hunt Ventures Plans $100 Million Development in Pinnacle Hills

by Marty Cook 9/5/2017 10:43 am

Hunt Ventures and an Oklahoma City group will partner to build a 15-acre, $100 million mixed-use development in Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

Beer & Bowling Set for a Capitol Avenue Christmas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The McNellie's Group of Tulsa, the hospitality company behind the project, hopes both Fassler Hall, a German-style beer hall, and the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, an eight-lane bowling alley, will be open by late fall.

Saltgrass Steak House Plans 2 Locations in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Sherwood Saltgrass is expected to open this winter and the Little Rock Saltgrass is slated for early next year.

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

by Mark Friedman 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system's Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

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