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UA Business Forecast Lunch Set for Jan. 27

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 02:48 pm

The University of Arkansas' Center for Business & Economic Research will host its 2017 Business Forecast Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

University of Arkansas Announces $324K Computing Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 10:28 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that, through a five-year $324,312 National Science Foundation grant, it will continue to serve as a partner institution in the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

Arkansas Grown Announces Local Conversations Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 09:40 am

The Arkansas Grown Program announced Monday that four free regional Local Conversations events, which aim to connect local farmers and producers with grocery store managers, chefs, restaurateurs and other consumers, are scheduled for January-February in Arkansas.

Tally of Largest Commercial Building Projects in Arkansas Hits $2.4 Billion

by George Waldon 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The dollar total of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas registered nearly $2.3 billion this year. The tally reflected a 1.2 percent decline from more than $2.4 billion in 2015.

Tax Credits Help Little Rock Company Raise $1.25M for Movies

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Gary Newton hopes "Antiquities," which filmed primarily in North Little Rock, will be the first in a string of movies to come out of the startup film production company he created with Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell.

Chapel Ridge Complex Houses $8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock Housing Associates Ltd. of Denver sold the Chapel Ridge Apartments project at 24800 Chenal Parkway to Chapel Ridge Stanev AR LLC of Brooklyn, New York.

UALR Student Asks: Web Privacy — Do You Care?

by Sarah Campbell 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The impact of technology on privacy is often covered in the media, but how aware of privacy issues are we, especially when it comes to how our information is shared online and on social media?

A-State's Patricia Robertson Recognized by JBPW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Patricia Robertson, associate professor of business law at the College of Business at Arkansas State University, has been selected as Woman of the Year by the Jonesboro Business & Professional Women.

UALR Using $1.2M Grant for Scholarships to Future STEM Teachers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/2/2016 10:33 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced Friday that it will offer up to $20,000 worth of scholarships to juniors and seniors in an effort to address a statewide shortage of science and mathematics teachers.

Post-Castro, Cubans Can Look Forward to the Future (Ed Kardas Commentary)

by Ed Kardas 12/2/2016 08:00 am

d Kardas, a professor at Southern Arkansas University who was part of a delegation to the University of Artemisa in Cuba last week, writes about the impact of Fidel Castro's death.

Contractors Cite Job Losses, Hope for Infrastructure Investment

by Sarah Campbell 11/29/2016 12:35 pm

The Associated General Contractors of America says Little Rock metropolitan area placed fourth out of 358 metros nationwide in construction jobs lost between October 2015 and October 2016.

Delta Regional Authority, Governor Announce $26M in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 04:36 pm

The Delta Regional Authority, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and their federal and local partners announced Monday nearly $26 million in new investments that will create or retain an estimated 650 jobs.

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Nonprofits compete for the same private-sector labor as for-profit companies, but even those of us who seek out salary data have to be impressed with just how much medical professionals are being paid.

Mean Wage in Arkansas $62K for Accountants and Auditors

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

The number of accountants and auditors in the United States totaled 1.2 million in May 2015, and their annual mean wage was $75,280, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored' to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker's plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Accountants on Arkansas Campuses Find Numbers in Their Favor

by Marty Cook 11/28/2016 12:00 am

The chairman of the accounting department at Arkansas State University says there will always be a place for accountants in the business world, no matter how high-tech business becomes.

Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Reggie Hill Joins University of the Ozarks Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Reggie Hill has been hired as assistant vice president for advancement and director of enrollment management at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Jason Rapert Named CEO of ULockIt Security Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 05:00 pm

ULockIt Security Devices of Conway announced Monday the appointment of Jason Rapert as its CEO. The company said it's also looking at expanding sales nationwide.

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