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City of Fayetteville Seeks Director of Economic Vitality

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

The city of Fayetteville is advertising its newly created position of director of economic vitality, a position that was approved by the city council earlier this year.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

by Sarah Campbell 2/16/2017 10:10 am

A bill filed Tuesday that "concerns gender identity and bathroom privileges" has already been rebuked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator Nets 295 Applicants

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 03:42 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock says 295 entrepreneur and startup teams have applied for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator, twice the number that applied for the inaugural program held last year.

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/14/2017 06:51 am

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Robert Hopkins Steps Up at Little Rock Branch of Federal Reserve (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Robert Hopkins has been promoted to regional executive and senior vice president of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Activity Rises for US Startups in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Startup activity last year in the United States rose for the second straight year, according to the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.

Update: State Chamber Behind Bill to Clarify Workplace Terms of Marijuana Law

by Sarah Campbell 2/10/2017 12:45 pm

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law was filed Monday by state Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock.

Developers Finish, Start Projects on Main Street in Little Rock, North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2017 02:24 pm

Two Main Street redevelopments — one on each side of the Arkansas River — were announced this week by Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Newmark Grubb Arkansas.

Tech Park Sees More Demand From Startups, Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell 2/9/2017 10:44 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will be asked to approve a conversion of the fourth floor at 417 Main St. to meet increased demand from smaller operations for short-term leases and furnished space.

Cities, County On Board With CDS Crime Cams

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/7/2017 01:21 pm

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced Monday that the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock and Maumelle, along with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, have signed an agreement of understanding with CDS to accept its “police alarm notifications” to their internet-connected devices and smartphones.

Inuvo Buys NetSeer, Expects 4Q Revenue Growth

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 10:10 am

Ad technology and digital publishing company Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock acquires NetSeer Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.

Walton Foundation Contributes $750K to Delta Business Loans

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 10:09 am

The Walton Family Foundation says it is partnering with Southern Bancorp Community Partners to promote economic development in the Delta with a $750,000 investment.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

Cocoa Belle Opens Store In Bryant

by Jan Cottingham 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Carmen Portillo, Cocoa Belle's owner, operator and chief chocolatier, joins chocolate-makers Ashton Woodward (Cocoa Rouge) and Nathaniel Izard (Izard Chocolate) in offering premium chocolate in central Arkansas.

Unemployment in Arkansas MSAs Down From 2015

by Todd Traub 2/1/2017 09:58 am

December unemployment was down in Arkansas from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor Department figures released Wednesday.

Small Business Administration Names Edward Haddock Director in Arkansas

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 10:57 am

New SBA Arkansas District Director Edward Haddock will be responsible for delivery of SBA programs and coordination statewide.

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