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Three Million-Dollar Deals Include NLR Packaging Plant, River Market Condo, WLR Office Building
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Three Million-Dollar Deals Include NLR Packaging Plant, River Market Condo, WLR Office Building

Did someone ask for million-dollar deals? We offer a trio of Pulaski County real estate transactions in response.
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New Allens Inc. Owners Offer Big Plans with Siloam Springs

Siloam Springs officials are trying to figure out how to help Allens Inc. efficiently dispose of wastewater generated by increased production at “Plant 1” outside the city limits.
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Shoe Company Munro Laying Off 56 in Hot Springs

A shoe company says more than half its workforce at a Hot Springs manufacturing facility will be laid off, leaving 56 people out of work.
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Bill Halter Named to Picasolar Board of Directors

Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.
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April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

Therma-Flite Planning $1.6 Million Expansion

Therma-Flite of Benicia, Calif., is planning for an expansion of its El Dorado facility that's expected to cost up to $1.6 million. read more >

AERT to Pay $44K Fine In Fatal Fire

Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies of Springdale agreed to pay fines of $44,000 for violations related to a fatal fire in July. read more >

Rockline Industries Announces Plans for Russellville Plant

Rockline Industries buys a 240,000-SF facility on 30 acres in Russellville to meet demand for its private label products. read more >

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday. read more >

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas. read more >

Changing Face of Manufacturing Leads to Skills Gap, Job Opportunities

For those half-empty-glass people, the increasing use of advanced technology — think robotics, lasers and computers — in manufacturing has led to a "skills gap" that makes finding capable employees challenging. For you half-full-glass folks, the increasing use of advanced technology in manufacturing means that job opportunities exist for those with the right abilities. read more >

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they're becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones. read more >

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees. read more >

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