Energy Archive

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Deal Clears Path for Wind Catcher to Provide Power to Swepco

by Kyle Massey 2/23/2018 09:24 am

Southwestern Electric Power Co. and the state Public Service Commission have reached a settlement agreement clearing the way for a $4.5 billion wind energy project to provide power for electric customers in western Arkansas.

Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2018 08:54 am

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Allison Glenn Accepts Associate Role at Crystal Bridges (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Allison Glenn has been named associate curator of contemporary art for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

John Eckart to Retire as Murphy Oil CFO

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2018 09:40 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado is looking for a new chief financial officer to succeed John W. Eckart, who announced Monday that he plans to retire this year after 28 years at the company.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Federal Infrastructure Plan Looks Like Nightmare

by Marty Cook 2/12/2018 12:00 am

President Trump says his plan includes a $1.5 trillion fix for the nation's roads. It also leans on the states for most of the money and calls for private investments, like more toll roads.

Entergy, Otter Creek Land Sales Total $1.2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 12:05 pm

Entergy Arkansas and BSR Trust LLC buy land in Pulaski County and Little Rock.

2 Moves Highlight Evolving U.S. Power Sources

by Kyle Massey 2/7/2018 03:56 pm

The parent company of Southwestern Electric Power Co. this week announced a significant turn away from coal, and Entergy Corp. pulled out of a leading nuclear energy trade group.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Brown Engineers Gets Grant for STEM Education

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a one-year, $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to Brown Engineers LLC of Little Rock to develop a water engineering computer simulation.