Tourism Archive

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Stacy Hurst Will Lead Heritage Department; Nate Smith Remains at Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 02:00 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says Stacy Hurst will be director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and Dr. Nate Smith will remain as director and state health officer of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Clinton National Holiday Travel Numbers Down Slightly

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 01:37 pm

More than 45,100 people are expected to fly out of Clinton National Airport in Little Rock over the Christmas holidays, a slight decrease over last year, according to Transportation Security Administration figures released by the airport Tuesday.

Retail Project Under Construction at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Who's going to occupy the 10,000-SF retail project under construction at the Gateway Town Center development in southwest Little Rock?

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 09:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

Little Rock A&P Recommends $5M in DoubleTree Renovations

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2014 04:09 pm

The Little Rock advertising and promotion commission on Thursday recommended $5 million in renovations for the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

State of the Art Exhibit Draws Record Crowds to Crystal Bridges

by Jan Cottingham 12/18/2014 10:04 am

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has become the best attended exhibition in the Bentonville museum's three-year history.

Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

by Lee Hogan 12/18/2014 08:30 am

The Outlets at Little Rock will open this summer. Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, recently talked to Arkansas Business about the 325,000-SF shopping center coming to central Arkansas.

Martha Miller Out as Director of Department of Arkansas Heritage

by Lee Hogan 12/17/2014 10:20 am

Martha Miller will not continue as director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Arvest Survey: Mortgage Debt Down, Savings Up in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 12/16/2014 10:27 am

Arkansans reported less mortgage debt than their neighbors in Oklahoma and Missouri, according to the latest consumer sentiment survey from Arvest Bank.

Superior Space in Conway Attracting High-End Hotel, Restaurant Interest

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

Conway's resurgence is keeping T.J. Lefler's phone ringing. Lefler says he has serious inquiries from several hotels as well as a handful of upscale restaurants that are interested in some prime real estate.

Shadow Lake, Turtle Creek Apartments Tandem Sales Surpass $40.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The 296-unit Shadow Lake Apartments at 13111 W. Markham St. sold for $26.87 million and the 216-unit Turtle Creek Apartments at 601 Napa Valley Drive went for $13.71 million.

New Rides Coming to Wild River Country in 2015

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 12:41 pm

Wild River Country in Little Rock has some new rides to usher in the 2015 season and celebrate 30 years of business.

Photos: Inside the Ongoing Renovation of Robinson Center

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 07:30 am

If the massive crane didn't give it away, one trip inside the historic Robinson Center Music Hall leaves no doubt: There's a renovation happening.

Oaklawn Waves General Admission for 2015 Season

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 12:06 pm

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs has announced it is waving its $2 general admission fee for the 2015 thoroughbred racing season.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Downtown Partnership Leader Sharon Priest to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 01:45 pm

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership said Monday that its executive director, Sharon Priest, will retire at the end of January.

Aircraft Hangar Lands $9.2M Transaction (Real Deals)

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

The sale of a 45,117-SF hangar at Clinton National Airport weighed in at $9.2 million while down the street, a 75,100-SF industrial facility in east Little Rock changed hands in an $800,000 deal.