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Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.
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Central Arkansas Industrial Space Vacancy Rate Falls

The vacancy rate in the industrial real estate market in central Arkansas continued its decline in the second quarter of 2016, falling to 10.1 percent compared with 11.7 percent a year ago.
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Nucor Steel Plans $230M Expansion in Blytheville, 100 New Jobs

Nucor Steel Arkansas is planning a $230 million expansion at its facility in Blytheville. The Blytheville City Council will consider a property tax incentive next week for the project, which officials say will add about 100 jobs in the area.
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Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

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Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments. read more >

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30. read more >

Nucor Corp. Plans New $230M Mill at Blytheville, 100 Jobs

Nucor Corp. says it will add a $230 million cold mill to its Blytheville operation as it seeks to grow sales to the automotive market. read more >

Bad Boy Mowers Begins Exports to Australia

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville, which makes a range of zero-turn lawn mowers for residential and commercial use, has begun exporting mowers to Australia. read more >

Amfuel to Close Magnolia Plant, Move Operations to Texas

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia is closing its plant in Magnolia, a move that will affect up to 300 jobs, as it brings a new plant online in Texas. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Intimidator to Invest $12M, Add 400 Workers in Batesville

Intimidator Inc. of Batesville plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Independence County, investing $12 million in facilities and equipment and adding 400 full-time employees over four years. read more >

Arcade Office in River Market Bought for $2.7M

Office space in downtown Little Rock, an ammo plant in Jacksonville and a Little Rock warehouse provide our trio of multimillion-dollar deals this week. read more >

Frito-Lay Seeks Up to $150M in Bonds for Jonesboro Plant Expansion

Frito-Lay of Texas has asked the city of Jonesboro to issue industrial development revenue bonds not to exceed $150 million for another expansion of its facility at 2810 Quality Way. read more >

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