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Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 05:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

U.S. Marshals Museum Gets $5M Pledge

by Lance Turner 9/18/2014 11:34 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum, set to break ground Wednesday in Fort Smith, received a $5 million pledge from an anonymous donor, museum leaders said Thursday.

David Allan Wins Again at Startup Weekend Little Rock

by Mark Carter 9/16/2014 10:51 am

David Allan has this Startup Weekend thing down. Allan and his Kick It Little Rock team won the latest Startup Weekend Little Rock held at Acxiom's corporate headquarters in the River Market.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

New Ranger Says Forest Management is Necessary

by Associated Press 9/15/2014 07:37 am

Forest management is a necessity for wildfire protection and habitat conservation, says A.J. Brigance, the new Poteau/Cold Springs District Ranger of the Ouachita National Forest in Scott and Logan counties.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 9/15/2014 07:23 am

Officials have scheduled a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Department of Arkansas Heritage Puts Down Roots Near River

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The Department of Arkansas Heritage intends to develop a 30,000-SF headquarters in downtown Little Rock, assembling a 4.5-acre location on the banks of the Arkansas River in two transactions totaling $2.3 million.

Crystal Bridges Exhibit to Put American Artists in Spotlight

by Marty Cook 9/11/2014 02:08 pm

Officials with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art travelled more than 100,000 miles to visit with artists across the United States last year in search of pieces for the museum's new exhibit.

Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 11:39 am

The entrepreneurial juggernaut Startup Weekend returns to central Arkansas this week. Startup Weekend Little Rock 2014 will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Acxiom's River Market District corporate headquarters and run through Sunday night.

WSJ Looks at Crystal Bridges' 'State of the Art' Exhibit

by Lance Turner 9/10/2014 11:12 am

The Wall Street Journal writes this week on a new exhibit coming Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Cargill Rejects Calls to Move Arkansas Hog Farm

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 04:26 pm

Minnesota-based food processor Cargill said Monday that it has no intention to shutter or relocate an Arkansas hog farm, despite concerns from environmentalists who say the operation poses a pollution threat to the nearby Buffalo River.

Trans-Atlantic Trade Expedition Bears Promise of Arkansas Jobs

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the AEDC, hinted that meetings in Europe would yield announcements in the not-so-distant future regarding new jobs and capital investment in Arkansas.

Clinton National Airport Tackles Renovation, Monitors Southwest Airlines

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Southwest Airlines of Dallas, responsible for almost a third of enplanements at Clinton National Airport, is counting the hours to the expiration of the Wright Amendment, which has limited its flights. Airport Executive Director Ron Mathieu is paying attention.

Baptist Health School Sells In $8.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a medical project in west Little Rock weighed in at $8.5 million. A cell tower project in North Little Rock rang up a $1 million sale. And a Town Place Suites project in North Little Rock is in the works after a $950,000 transaction.

Hospitality Event Appealing to More Than Just Insiders

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The 70th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention & Trade Show will be Sept. 17-18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Those in the restaurant industry as well as civilians with an appreciation for food and wine will find the event interesting.

Arkansas, You're All Wet (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/8/2014 12:00 am

It is a shame that, if my expectation comes true and the all-wet amendment passes in November, no Arkansan will have the option of living in a dry county and no county will have the option of being dry. But let us not forget how and why we got to this point.

Charlotte Gadberry: Risks Worth Taking with Acansa Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Charlotte Gadberry is the founder and president of Acansa Arts Festival which will be held Sept. 23-28 at various venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

10th Anniversary Events Planned for Clinton Center

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/3/2014 10:30 am

A series of events is planned in Little Rock this November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center and to recognize the major economic boost the former president's library has brought to the city.

Entergy Plans Annual Drawdown of Lakes Hamilton, Catherine in Garland County

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 01:06 pm

Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of water levels in Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine will begin Nov. 1.

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge to Reopen in Spring

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 11:35 am

An Arkansas state park lodge is scheduled to reopen after $6.7 million in renovations are completed.

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