Construction Archive

What Commuters Can Expect When the Broadway Bridge Closes Wednesday

by Sarah Campbell 9/27/2016 10:06 am

Drivers coming in and out of Little Rock and North Little Rock will be confronted with shifting traffic patterns, lane changes and signal adjustments while the Broadway Bridge is closed for the next six months.

JB Hunt Family Donates $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 11:09 am

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family donates $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale.

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.

Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Solar power generated at individual homes and businesses remains relatively rare in Arkansas, but it has been growing.

Fayetteville's Legacy Building Bought for $3.2M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An investment group paid $3.2 million for 13 condominiums in the Legacy Building at 401 W. Watson St. in Fayetteville.

St. Vincent West Attracts $14.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An affiliate of Physicians Realty Trust of Milwaukee bought the 45,952-SF St. Vincent West medical office building in west Little Rock from St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center.

Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation opposes the Clean Line project, citing concerns about a lack of local control. At the same time, state officials have awarded $340,000 in taxpayer money to Sediver, one of the Clean Line suppliers, along with other incentives.

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:46 am

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:33 am

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.

McLarty Automotive Plans $10M Dealership in Benton

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 11:17 am

McLarty Automotive Group on Wednesday announces plans to build a new, 30,000-SF McLarty Nissan dealership off Interstate 30 in Benton.

Skyline Report: New Construction, Occupancy Strong in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 11:01 am

The vacancy rate on commercial property in northwest Arkansas is 12.7 percent, up from 12.4 percent in the second half of 2015, according to the Arvest Bank's Skyline Reports for the first six months of 2016.

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

by Alexis Hosticka 9/20/2016 02:50 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

John Daly's Steakhouse Construction on Course in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

There's progress to report on the first John Daly's Steakhouse, planned for 912 Front St. in Conway.

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Central Arkansas Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

The vacancy rate in the industrial real estate market in central Arkansas continued its decline in the second quarter of 2016, falling to 10.1 percent compared with 11.7 percent a year ago.