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Downtown Little Rock Partnership Calls on Hutchinson to Issue Anti-Discrimination Order

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 10:49 am

A group representing downtown Little Rock's businesses is calling on Arkansas' governor to issue an order extending workplace anti-discrimination protections to gay and lesbian state employees.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Consider Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:32 am

Leaders of Arkansas State University are considering allowing alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Blue Bell Expands Recall of Ice Cream Made at Oklahoma Plant

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 12:24 pm

Blue Bell Creameries has expanded its recall of products made at an Oklahoma plant after pints of banana pudding ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

US Service Firms Grew at Slightly Slower Pace Last Month

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 11:44 am

U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.

Panda Express Expanding in Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

CFT NV Developments of Rosemead, California, bought property in Springdale and Siloam Springs and plan to open Panda Express restaurants at each location.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Waltons Invest In Hospitality Group RopeSwing in Northwest Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Members of the Walton family are among investors in one of two hospitality companies launched recently in Bentonville, businesses whose debuts underscore the surge of the hospitality sector in northwest Arkansas.

Rock City Brand Expands Past Satire

by Sean Beherec 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Despite occasionally hitting 2-3 million visits to Rock City Times per month, founder Greg Henderson says he's ready to expand into "real" news.

Arkansas Legislator Drops Proposal to Ban California Wine

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 02:23 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker who wanted to outlaw California wine in retaliation for the West Coast state's egg regulations says he has pulled the bill and that it's effectively dead.

Sam's Club Buys Land for Store in Springdale

by Marty Cook 3/30/2015 12:00 am

The new 136,000-SF store will be on 56th Street north of Arvest Ballpark after a dual purchase earlier this month. Sam's Real Estate Business Trust of Bentonville paid $12.4 million for approximately 71 acres near the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 412.

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow's Pyrrhic Victory

by George Waldon 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Officially launched 11 years ago, The Mall at Turtle Creek represents a landmark development long envisioned for the property by Bruce Burrow. The hybrid retail project — part mall and part lifestyle center — became a high-water mark in his storied career.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 07:29 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Archie Schaffer IV Plans Big Star Bar in Beaver Electric Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Archie Schaffer IV last week moved one step closer to opening his Big Star bar in Fayetteville, the first solo venture for the northwest Arkansas restaurateur. Schaffer received conditional approval of his private club permit from Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Harps Sherwood Store Delayed by Dunkin' Donuts Details

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The site of a future Harps Foods Store at the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road has been graded, but no plan had been submitted to Sherwood city planners as of Thursday.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

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