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Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you're liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Back Local Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The struggle over requiring out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes on online purchases by Arkansans is a prime example of making the perfect the enemy of the good.

Trio of Ridout Lumber Transactions Total $4.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Three Ridout Lumber properties in central Arkansas and a west Little Rock office building are the building blocks for this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Boutique Hotel To Fill 'Opportunity Gap' at The Fields at Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An upscale multifamily complex and a boutique hotel are heading for The Fields at Pinnacle, a Rogers development led by Chad and Monika Hatfield of Hatfield Properties.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Government Is Not A Business (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Sounds like we're again promoting the notion government should be run like a business. Well, government is not a business. And since it isn't, policymakers and implementers would struggle to make it run like one.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

US Consumer Spending Up Tiny 0.1 Percent in February

by Associated Press 3/31/2017 11:01 am

U.S. consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months, while the 12-month rise in consumer prices was the largest in nearly five years.

Online Tax Effort Revived at Last Minute in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2017 03:30 pm

A House committee endorsed a proposal forcing online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes, reviving the effort days after a lawmaker behind the bill declared it dead for this year's session.

Arkansas Lawmaker: Online Taxes Bill Dead for the Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/28/2017 02:18 pm

A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a House committee Tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.

US Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Year High

by Associated Press 3/28/2017 10:32 am

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

by Marty Cook 3/27/2017 12:00 am

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous.

Retail Space Vacancy Rate Rises in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for retail space in central Arkansas rose in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 5.4 percent, compared with 4.8 percent in third-quarter 2016.

David's Burgers in Maumelle Sells for $1.4 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The sales of an 8,876-SF manor near Roland, 9,364-SF office-eatery project in Maumelle, a 29,800-SF warehouse complex in Little Rock and an 11,125-SF office complex in west Little Rock each topped the million-dollar mark.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

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