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Central Arkansas Office Space Vacancy Rate Slips

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2014 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for commercial office space in central Arkansas fell to 11.5 percent in fourth-quarter 2013, compared with 11.9 percent in third-quarter 2013 and 11.8 percent in the year-earlier quarter. The national average in the fourth quarter was 15.6 percent, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange.

Southern Bancorp Launches Economic Development Effort in Helena

by Mark Carter 2/6/2014 09:27 am

Southern Bancorp this week unveiled its Riverside Renewal Project in Helena, part of a "trifecta of economic development tools" the rural development bank has launched in an effort to promote job growth and entrepreneurship in the Delta.

Jobless Rates Down in 3 of 6 Arkansas Metros

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2014 10:28 am

Unemployment rates were down or steady in four of six Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data released Wednesday by the agency revealed.

Duck Club New Feather in the Cap for Leland Tollett

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Leland Tollett, retired chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc., completed his purchase of the Adolph Thomas Farm & Hunting Club for $10.86 million.

UA Reserves to Fund Advancement, Help Wipe Out $3.2M Deficit

by Lance Turner 1/30/2014 03:02 pm

The University of Arkansas says it will use existing reserves to "fully fund" annual operating expenses at its Division of University Advancement, and that a combination of reserves and private fund will eliminate a lingering $3.2 million deficit.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 7.4 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/28/2014 09:12 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.4 percent in December, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Dillard's to Give $1M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2014 11:01 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock says that it will give more than $1 million to local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

UA Trustees Accept Audit Detailing $4.2M Deficit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 1/23/2014 03:57 pm

University of Arkansas trustees have accepted an audit report that detailed a $4.2 million deficit run up by the advancement division at the Fayetteville campus.

Acxiom's Jerry Jones Joins Heifer International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2014 01:45 pm

Jerry C. Jones of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has been elected to an at-large position of the board of directors of international nonprofit Heifer International.

Get Tickets Now for 26th Arkansas Business of the Year Awards Banquet

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2014 10:41 am

Tickets are available now for the 26th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards banquet, which honors the state's most outstanding businesses, nonprofit organizations and executives.

Little Rock's Main Street 'Creative Corridor' Plan Wins National Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2014 08:56 am

A plan to transform four neglected blocks of Main Street in downtown Little Rock into an arts district has earned a national design award for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Marlon Blackwell Architect of Fayetteville

$100 Million-Plus Deals Dominate Biggest Deals of 2013 List

by Gwen Moritz 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The number of high-value mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas — those believed to be worth $9 million or more — dropped in 2013 to 73 compared with 80 in 2012. But the number of really high-value deals — those worth $100 million or more — jumped from 14 in 2012 to 26 in 2013.

KUAR's Malcolm Glover Signs Off for New Career Helping Veterans

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Malcolm Glover, who has hosted various programs at the Little Rock NPR affiliate since 2007, was hosting the local content of Morning Edition before he left the station last week.

Youth Entrepreneurs Showcased at YES Competition

by Mark Carter 1/17/2014 02:51 pm

The competition entails students, working as individuals or in small groups and led by teacher advisers, developing and marketing their own business concept.

Mike Beebe Appoints 28 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2014 11:41 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces 28 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Range of Contract Services

by Mark Friedman 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Doing business with hospitals can mean big business for vendors, and tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals provide a peek into how hundreds of millions of dollars are spent.

Lawmakers to Hear More in Abshure, Stephens Conflict

by Gwen Moritz 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure took heat from legislators for more than an hour last week, but threatening weather forced the Joint Performance Review Committee to recess before any other witnesses could be heard.

Retail, Transport Among Central Arkansas' Strengths in Economic Recovery

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Metroplan recently released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook” report, in which the agency examines the region's rate of economic recovery four years after the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009.

Arvest Bank in Little Rock Names Virgil Miller as New CRA Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Virgil Miller recently joined Arvest Bank in Little Rock as the Community Reinvestment Act director. In his new position, he will be responsible for the Arvest Banking Group's CRA compliance.

Innovation Hub Director Warwick Sabin Talks Central Arkansas Entrepreneurship

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Sabin is director of the newly formed Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization that plans to open the entrepreneurship-focused Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.