Construction Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 4 Percent in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 11:09 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point from February to 4 percent in March, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

$15.1M Brown Hall at Arkansas Tech Opens Saturday

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2016 08:00 am

Arkansas Tech University will host a dedication ceremony for the $15.1 million Dr. Robert Charles Brown and Jill Lestage Brown Hall on at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forest

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday proposed a new $136 million, 200,000-SF processing plant near its existing operation in Green Forest.

Williamsons Give $1.5M to UA Engineering College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 08:00 am

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the estate of the late Herman and Barbara Williamson of Shreveport, La.

Tech Park Board Approves Phase 1 Rental Rates

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 06:34 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board approved rental rates ranging from $200 to $1,100 for furnished slots at 48,264-SF of space under construction at 415 and 417 Main St.

Citizens Bank Announces $10M Low-Interest Loan Fund for Downtown Batesville

by Gwen Moritz 4/12/2016 08:18 pm

The locally owned bank will also make up to $100,000 worth of cash grants for small exterior improvements to downtown properties.

Bentonville's Harrison French Buys Massachusetts Architecture Firm

by Jan Cottingham 4/12/2016 02:25 pm

Harrison French & Associates, the Bentonville architectural firm that focuses on retail design, has bought ALLEVATO Architects of Franklin, Massachusetts, giving HFA a presence in the Northeast.

Benton, Washington Counties Show Increase in Homes Sold

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2016 10:22 am

A new report shows northwest Arkansas saw an increase in building permits and existing homes sold in the second half of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Dave & Buster's to Open in June at Grove at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 10:03 am

The long-anticipated Dave & Buster's will open its first Arkansas location at The Grove at Gateway Town Center in mid June.

Larry Crain Leads Land Swap in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A Conway property swap near the northwest interchange of Dave Ward Drive and Interstate 40 yielded a flip-flop of ownership.

Big Stipulations from Energy Security Partners Gets Cheap Lease on Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

So how do you get a 10-year lease on a big chunk of land and pay just $10 a year in rent? If the $100 deal between Energy Security Partners LLC and the Economic Development Corp. of Jefferson County is any indication, you have to make some big promises.

Little Rock Rain Reschedules Opening of Bruno's Deli

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

He had hoped to open Bruno's Little Italy Deli in downtown Little Rock on April 18, said Gio Bruno, but heavy rain late last month has pushed the opening back by at least a month.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Tandem Apartment Sales Add Up to $11.2 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shorter College Gardens Apartments in North Little Rock sold for $7.05 million while Willow Bend Apartments in Jacksonville sold for $4.25 million.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

AMR Architects Promotes Two to Principal Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Adam Day and Jonathan Opitz were named principals of AMR Architects of Little Rock on Jan. 1.

Energy Security Partners Signs Land Lease for Jefferson County Fuel Plant

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2016 01:04 pm

A site near Pine Bluff has won the competition to become home to a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel, economic development officials say.

Phil Herrington Files for Bankruptcy After $3M Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The financial woes of dapper Little Rock businessman Phil Herrington have prompted a trip to bankruptcy court.

Median Price, Size for Central Arkansas Single-Family Homes Down in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The median value of new homes in central Arkansas fell in 2014 to $170,912, a recent Metroplan report says. It had reached its highest level in 2013: $181,148.

Fox Ridge Pair Combine For $46M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Two Fox Ridge assisted living centers in Pulaski County generated eight-digit transactions, and a 2,200-SF Taco Bell in North Little Rock served up a $1.88 million sale.