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North Little Rock Looks to the Skies

North Little Rock Looks to the Skies This article is available only in print.

by Jan Cottingham – 4 days ago

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith had heard complaints about the North Little Rock Municipal Airport. Last fall, he asked some of the critical executives to put their concerns in writing, into a form he could take to the City Council. They did, and the remarks were scathing.

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation This article is available only in print.

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation
4 days ago

It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas.


USA Truck Reports Another Profit

USA Truck Reports Another Profit

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USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren reports quarter net income of $1.5 million, up from $1.03 million in the same quarter a year ago — its second consecutive first quarter of profitability. read more >

At HOT, High Fliers Meet High Rollers

At HOT, High Fliers Meet High Rollers This article is available only in print.

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The airport code is HOT, and these days it's both an identifier and a description: Traffic, revenue and optimism are climbing at Hot Springs Memorial Field. read more >

Hot Springs Airport Once Held 'Name of Shame'

Hot Springs Airport Once Held 'Name of Shame' This article is available only in print.

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Hot Springs Memorial Field was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1947 to honor Arkansans who fought and died in World War II. But originally, cronies on the City Council had named the airport for Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin. read more >

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

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Almost five years after it opened, the Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field is living up to expectations, city and economic development officials say. read more >

EAS-y Does It (Editorial)

EAS-y Does It (Editorial)

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Is air service essential enough that taxpayers should subsidize private companies because there isn't enough consumer demand? The cities and airports served by EAS, in Arkansas and elsewhere, don't struggle to answer that question at all. And Congress is on their side. read more >

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

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Publicly traded Greenbrier Companies Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon, announced Thursday that it will acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries of St. Charles, Missouri, for $430 million from ITE Management LP. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

PAM Transport Reports Its Most Profitable 1Q Ever

PAM Transport Reports Its Most Profitable 1Q Ever

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PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown continued its year-long streak of record income with $8.3 million for the quarter, an increase from the $1.4 million in the same quarter a year ago. Diluted earnings per share also rose sharply to $1.39, up from 22 cents in 2018. read more >

GOP States Discover A Tax Hike They Have to Like: For Roads

GOP States Discover A Tax Hike They Have to Like: For Roads

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After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states — including Arkansas — have decided it's time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Potbelly Expanding, New Food Truck Rolling Out in NWA

Potbelly Expanding, New Food Truck Rolling Out in NWA

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Rob Nelson, owner and executive chef at Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie of Bentonville, is planning his first food truck. The owner of two Potbelly Sandwich Shop restaurants in Little Rock has a letter of intent on a site for a Potbelly in Rogers. read more >

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

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The University of Arkansas slipped from first to fifth place on this year's list of the state largest MBA programs after temporarily halting admissions to finish redesigning its full-time Master of Business Administration program. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >