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Louisiana Purchase Survey Sculpture to be Dedicated in Little Rock

Louisiana Purchase Survey Sculpture to be Dedicated in Little Rock

State and local officials will dedicate a new sculpture commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase survey at 10 a.m. Monday in front of the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New ‘Power Center' for Shopping

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.
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'Bathroom Bill' Could Upend Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The plan has spurred warnings from Hutchinson, as well as tourism and business groups, that such a measure isn't needed and could subject the state to the widespread backlash and boycotts North Carolina faced over its bathroom law. read more >

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

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. read more >

Solutions In Search of Problems (Editorial)

For reasons that cannot be practical, a couple of legislators are trying to bring to Arkansas all the consequences of a “bathroom bill” like that adopted in North Carolina to force transgendered persons to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates. read more >

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herrin and Todd Hickingbotham. read more >

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month. read more >

Transgender Bathroom Bill Draws Criticism

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. read more >

State Seeks Pricing in New Bids for Tourism Ad Contract

The state reopened the bidding process on its largest advertising contract Wednesday afternoon, seeking pricing information from ad agencies hoping to land a $14 million-a-year pact for marketing Arkansas tourism and the state parks system. read more >

Wildwood Park Names Bevan Keating Artistic Director

Bevan Keating is named artistic director of Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions. read more >

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

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

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