Northeast Arkansas

Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward

Developer: Jonesboro Hyatt Convention Center Moving Forward
The site of the planned Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel and Convention Center on Browns Lane Access Road.

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project has reached an agreement with contractors' that filed nearly $900,000 in liens against it and is working to have those released, Developer Chris Keller said in a May 19 letter to the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission.
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Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything This article is available only in print.

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.
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New Hires at Baldwin & Shell Includes Jonesboro Director (Movers & Shakers)

Libii Fairhead, Jarrod Hale and Michael Hansberry have joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
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Volunteer Group Works on Community Gardens in Jonesboro

Rachel Cain's eight-member team has been in Jonesboro since May 1, working 40 hours a week regardless of the weather. They are building a community garden and preparing a greenhouse for the 109 residents of the Jonesboro Human Development Center to use. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies. read more >

Farm Belt Meets Conveyor Belt in Northeast Arkansas This article is available only in print.

Two of northeast Arkansas' conveyor manufacturers have deep roots in the region's farming tradition, going back a half-century and more. read more >

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas. read more >

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment. read more >

Arkansas State University Names Kelly Damphousse as Chancellor

Arkansas State University names Kelly Damphousse, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, as its new chancellor. read more >

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people. read more >

Chris Thyer Joins Centennial Bank's Trust Department

Chris Thyer, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has joined Centennial Bank as a senior vice president in the bank's trust department. read more >

Be Prepared (Editorial)

Arkansas politicians must not allow the politicization of the issue to prevent the state from confronting a changing climate. read more >

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro's Construction Projects List

Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures. read more >

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