Tourism Archive

Arkansas Casino Campaign Asks Court to Reconsider Ruling

by Associated Press 10/18/2016 04:22 pm

The group behind a proposal disqualified from the November ballot that would have legalized casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against the measure.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

1st Day Attendance at Arkansas State Fair Above Last Year

by Associated Press 10/17/2016 06:48 am

Arkansas State Fair General Manager Ralph Shoptaw says attendance on the first day of the fair was up 16 percent over last year.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Company Plans $5M Development in Fairfield Bay

by Sarah Campbell 10/14/2016 09:02 am

A developer in Van Buren County is scheduled to begin work next week on a $5 million residential development in Fairfield Bay — the biggest home development the city has seen in more than 25 years.

Historic Register Adds Hot Springs Hotel, Mount Nebo Cabin

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 07:42 am

A hotel in Hot Springs and a cabin at Mount Nebo State Park are the newest listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

State Supreme Court Strikes Casino Measure From Ballot

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:36 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties from the November ballot, ordering officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the election.

Arkansas Casino Supporters, Opponents Air $2M in TV Ads

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 07:19 am

Supporters and opponents of an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have spent more than $2 million to air television ads on the issue ahead of the November election.

Arkansas Casino Backers Project $122M Tax Revenue Boost

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 03:50 pm

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties are projecting the move would create an additional $122 million in tax revenue each year and thousands of new jobs, but opponents of the ballot measure are rejecting the study as "propaganda."

Duo of Lodge Deals Keep Ducks In Row in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Transactions involving two notable duck hunting properties in western Arkansas County, Little Siberia and Wild Wings, combined reportedly were worth over $13 million.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock's Tech Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center's inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position.

Report: Arkansas Casino Measure Should Not Be On Ballot

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 04:04 pm

A "special master" appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties says Secretary of State Mack Martin was wrong when he certified it for the Nov. 8 ballot.

Jonesboro Convention Center to Get Up to $7.5M in Tax Incentives

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 11:04 am

Arkansas officials have approved tax incentives for a hotel and convention center complex being constructed in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Ad Work Up for Bids

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The state of Arkansas is looking for a single agency for its largest advertising contract, the nearly $15 million a year it spends to promote Arkansas Parks & Tourism.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.