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Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem.
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Northwest Arkansas' Task? Working on Good Problems

As the growth spree in northwest Arkansas rolls on, worries like scarce housing and infrastructure arise.
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Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren and ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith are behind in their equipment upgrades because the manufacturers don't have enough drivers to deliver the tractors.
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Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >

Update: Noel White Named Tyson Foods CEO as Tom Hayes Departs

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says that Noel White, formerly group president of beef, pork and international, has been named president and CEO effective Sept. 30. White, who will also join the board of directors, will succeed Tom Hayes, who the company said is stepping down for personal reasons. read more >

Former Walmart ADA & Immigration Director Sues for Disability Discimination This article is available only in print.

A longtime employee of Walmart Inc. of Bentonville sued the retail giant in Washington County Circuit Court alleging the company fired her in August 2017 because of disability discrimination and retaliation. read more >

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. read more >

Property & Casualty Holds No Luster for Most Lenders This article is available only in print.

After a path was cleared for banks to get into the insurance business, few Arkansas lenders jumped in. read more >

Walmart Inks $225M Deal for Cornershop Inc.

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville will buy Cornershop Inc., an online marketplace for on-demand delivery from supermarkets, pharmacies and specialty food retailers in Mexico and Chile, for $225 million. read more >

#September11th: Links to Arkansas Business' 9/11 Coverage

It was just another Tuesday morning. Until it wasn't. Here's links to Arkansas Business' breaking news coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. read more >

Parking Lot Lease Deals at McCain: A Whole New Mall Game

Companies like Dillard's Inc., J.C. Penney and Macy's are surveying their vast parking areas and seeing new opportunities for dining and entertainment venues. read more >

Big Box Stores Still Hold Value, Experts Say

When big-box tenants look for space, there's ample competition for the same handful of properties, due to increasing costs of construction and property. read more >

Karen Knutson to Lead Government Affairs for Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale this week named Karen Knutson to lead all government relations activities for the publicly traded meat processor. read more >

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