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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

New Broadway Bridge Up for Transportation Award

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Transportation's Broadway Bridge project is up for the Grand Prize and the People's Choice Award in the America's Transportation Awards.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

Crystal Bridges Announces Director, Name of New Arts Venue

by Jan Cottingham 8/30/2017 12:35 pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced Lieven Bertels, a native of Belgium with a background in international arts festivals, as director of its new arts venue being developed in a former Kraft Foods plant in downtown Bentonville.

Hot Springs Mulls Court Order for Arlington Hotel Engineering Report

by Associated Press 8/29/2017 10:49 am

Hot Springs officials are considering seeking a court order to urge local hotel to release an engineering report that says the hotel isn't safe.

Pinnacle Hotel Group Picks Up Property in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Land for a $17 million hotel development highlights a six-pack of multimillion-dollar transactions.

Blooming Magnolia Looking to Boom

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Magnolia has bloomed in the last couple of years, but local leaders say the south Arkansas city — despite its lack of interstate access — is on the cusp of even greater growth.

From Bathhouse to Hotel, Hot Springs' Hale to Be Reborn

by Jan Cottingham 8/28/2017 12:00 am

In the 32 years since they moved to Hot Springs, Pat and Ellen McCabe have seen the transformation of downtown Hot Springs. Now, with the couple's repurposing of the Hale Bathhouse into a boutique hotel, they'll be directly participating in that transformation.

Hot Springs Sees Bathhouse Row Begin to Fill Up

by Jan Cottingham 8/28/2017 12:00 am

When the Hotel Hale opens sometime next year in the old Hale Bathhouse, only one of the eight bathhouses on Hot Springs' Bathhouse Row will be empty. And Josie Fernandez, superintendent of Hot Springs National Park, is hopeful the Maurice won't be vacant much longer.

ASU Convention Center Doubts Grow

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 12:00 am

A Jonesboro convention center developer now says he needs financial support from the Jonesboro A&P Commission to continue with his plans for a project on the Arkansas State University campus.

Metroplan's Tab Townsell Explains How Building Bridges Not Always On Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Tab Townsell was mayor of Conway, his hometown, for 18 years before becoming executive director of Metroplan in January.

Robinson Center Earns LEED Gold Rating

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 11:30 am

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau says Robinson Center's renovation, restoration and expansion has exceeded original expectations to be LEED-certified, and has achieved a LEED Gold rating.

LittleRock.com Redesign Still Waiting to Refresh

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Four months after the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau predicted that a “complete redesign” of its website would be ready in June, LittleRock.com, still appears much the same.

The Influencers: Architect Marlon Blackwell

by Marty Cook 8/21/2017 12:00 am

At an age when many men and women look forward to retirement, Marlon Blackwell, 60, is doing some of his best work. And he's looking forward to doing more and better projects.

The Influencers: Tom Schueck of Lexicon Inc.

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

After building Schueck Steel into a family of companies under the Lexicon corporate banner, Tom Schueck has developed a secondary career of sorts.

The Influencers: 5 Leaders Behind the Framework of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Developers Seek Creative Buyer for Old Paragould Power Plant

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/17/2017 02:04 pm

An historic industrial property in downtown Paragould is on the market after years of deterioration and neglect.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Miles James Turns Attention to Pizzeria After James at the Mill Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

James at the Mill, the restaurant in Johnson that pioneered fine dining with locally grown ingredients in northwest Arkansas, closed July 29 after 23 years in business.

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