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Blaylock Threet Engineers Merges with Harbor Environmental

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 02:10 pm

Harbor Environmental and Safety of Little Rock has absorbed Blaylock Threet Engineers, the company announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Launches Today's Power Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 10:16 am

TPI has an exclusive distribution agreement to promote and sell tenKsolar products in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Plains & Eastern Clean Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 09:45 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled a series of public meetings including six in Arkansas as part of an independent review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith on the Context of Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Peter MacKeith, 55, became dean of the Jones School of Architecture on July 1, 2014. Before coming to Arkansas, MacKeith was a professor and assistant dean at Washington University in St. Louis. MacKeith spent nearly a decade as director of the Master of Architecture-International Program at what is now known as Aalto University in Finland.

Entergy Arkansas Elevates Three to Economic Development Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Clarissa McWherter, Chris Murphy and Russell Harris have joined Entergy Arkansas in Little Rock as members of the economic development team.

Fort Smith Confronts $480 Million Sewer Bill

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Since the federal government said Fort Smith's Clean Water Act violations since 2004 resulted in the discharge of more than 119 million gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, including the Arkansas River, the city has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and spend $400,000 to help repair private sewer lines in low-income neighborhoods.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 04:41 pm

Arkansas' economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2015 03:18 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

Murphy Oil Net Income Skyrockets in 4Q

by Sean Beherec 1/28/2015 04:06 pm

The El Dorado company reported net income of $375.2 million in the fourth quarter, but even better results — $442 million — from continuing operations.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

Spatial Office Transaction Tops $1.6 Million Mark (Real Deals)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A 14,000-SF office project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.65 million. A 6,164-SF medical office building in North Little Rock drew a $1.04 million foreclosure sale. And a 125,522-SF industrial facility in southwest Little Rock sold for $850,000.

Good Luck With That (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The news that new vehicles, especially SUVs, are flying off the dealers' lots fills me with mixed emotions. If people were using the fuel savings to replace an older car with a more fuel-efficient model, it could make sense even when fuel prices inevitably rise again.

Magellan Pipeline Seeks Eminent Domain on Slice of Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Magellan Pipeline Company LP, a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP of Tulsa, says it's willing to chip in $468 for 0.17 of an acre in Pulaski County. The company has filed a petition in Pulaski County Circuit Court to condemn the land, owned by Jayvian J. Johnson, after he declined to respond to its original offer of $3,065, according to court documents submitted earlier this month.

Trial Set for Former ThermoEnergy Exec Andrew Melton on Fraud Charges

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Melton's facing allegations that he used almost $110,000 of ThermoEnergy's money to pay a personal judgment against him and then doctored the company's financial statements to make it appear that the payments were legitimate business expenses.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

Landowners Seek Ruling On Oil Firm's Eminent Domain Powers

by Lance Turner 1/23/2015 04:04 pm

A group of Arkansas landowners has a filed a petition in Johnson County Circuit Court asking a judge to find that Plains All American Pipeline can't use eminent domain to obtain easements for its planned, $900 million crude oil pipeline.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Gets Regulatory Approval in Tennessee

by Lee Hogan 1/14/2015 12:44 pm

The $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line would deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma panhandle to customers in Tennessee and Arkansas. The project would provide renewable energy to more than one million homes annually.

J.D. Lowery Takes Lead for Community Development at Arkansas Electric Co-ops

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

J.D. Lowery of Maumelle has been named manager of community and economic development for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Lowery previously served as director of the Arkansas Energy Office.

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