Government & Politics Archive

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Frank Broyles, Oaklawn's Charles Cella, Arkansas journalist Roy Reed, Aromatique founder Patti Upton and Townsend Wolfe, who headed the Arkansas Arts Center from 1968-2002 were among the notable Arkansans who died this year.

A Detail-Oriented Holiday (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Merry Christmas to you all, with my very best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

Good People of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/18/2017 12:00 am

May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence

'The Owner Has a Lot of Card Games' - Best Quotes of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2017.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2017.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories from 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2017 in Arkansas' business world.

Beaver Water Workers Take National Committee Spots (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Adam Motherwell and Bill HagenBurger of the Beaver Water District have accepted committee assignments from the American Water Works Association.

Mark Stodola to Lead National League of Cities (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, was elected last month to a one-year term as president of the National League of Cities, the largest advocacy organization for cities and city leaders.

Top Online Stories of 2017: Fake Will Story Commanded the Clicks

by Lance Turner 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Top web pieces at ArkansasBusiness.com ran the gamut from corruption to Tyson, property deals to zombies.

Tech Park Hears From Firms Competing to Design Phase 2

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/14/2017 08:37 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board hears from three architectural firms vying to design the second phase of the $100 million, six-phase project.

Andy Goodman to Join Governor's Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 11:53 am

Andy Goodman, chief legislative aide to state Sen. Jonathan Dismang, will join Gov. Asa Hutchinson's staff as director of policy coordination and legislative outreach on Jan. 2.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Create Change

by 12/11/2017 08:00 am

Programs take a hard look at developing valuable soft skills in future employees.

Since When? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/11/2017 12:00 am

If you can't trust yourself to compliment a woman without being a creep, then it's always fine to say nothing about her appearance at all.

Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/11/2017 12:00 am

One of the tax credits in the crosshairs of Congress is the historic tax credit, which developers and historic preservationists across Arkansas have made excellent use of not only to preserve important historic structures but to stimulate development.

Arkansas National Guard Breaking Ground on Fort Chaffee Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas National Guard Morale, Welfare & Recreation Fund Inc. is building a 17,040-SF structure to sell military and law enforcement equipment and sundry items.

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

by Jan Cottingham 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state.

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it.

Accountant Colin Gorman on What Construction Expense State Lawmakers Should Fix First

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Colin Gorman, the managing partner of EGP PLLC, has some suggestions for the state Legislature.

Sexual Harassment Claims: What Companies Can Do (Michelle Kaemmerling Commentary)

by Michelle Kaemmerling 12/8/2017 11:09 am

Employers are wise to promptly and thoroughly investigate all claims of harassment or inappropriate conduct.

Arkansas Rice Federation Director Testifies About Riced Vegetables

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/6/2017 12:47 pm

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Joint Senate & House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday about the industry's concern over riced vegetables.