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Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

JB Hunt 1Q Earnings Up 34 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 09:32 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported first-quarter net income of $91.9 million, or 78 cents per share, on Tuesday.

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap.

Craighead County Sees Sales Tax Collections Rise

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Craighead County reported a 10.75 percent increase on its 1 percent sales tax receipts during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Poultry Federation President Marvin Childers Ready To Play Chicken with Cuba

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Marvin Childers oversees the Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri operations for the Poultry Federation, where he promotes and protects the poultry and egg industry.

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 01:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Officials: Jonesboro Highway Project Should Finish by 2016

by Associated Press 4/8/2015 05:06 pm

Arkansas highway officials say the construction of 11 miles of four-lane highway between Jonesboro and U.S. Highway 67 should be done by early next year.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

Update: USA Truck CEO John Simone Takes Leave of Absence

by Marty Cook 4/6/2015 03:09 pm

USA Truck Inc. CEO John Simone is taking an indefinite leave of absence because of a recent diagnosis of a "serious medical condition," the Van Buren trucking company said Monday.

Pitfalls and Potholes (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas consumers have not been shy about expressing their opinions concerning road conditions. Recent research findings — as well as online comments, letters to the editors of local newspapers and conversations over coffee or other adult beverages — have given rise to a collective angst.

Tourism Spending, Employment Grow in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Spending on travel and tourism grew in the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing at an annual rate of 4.5 percent after rising 3.4 percent in the third quarter. For the year, spending on travel and tourism increased 2.5 percent in 2014 after increasing 3.6 percent in 2013.

Galley Support Innovations Announces Sherwood Expansion

by Mark Carter 4/2/2015 03:24 pm

Galley Support Innovations Inc. of Sherwood announced Thursday that it completed a 3,800-SF expansion and plans to add another 21,000-SF on property adjacent to its Manson Road headquarters.

In Northwest Arkansas, Boozman Talks GMOs, Bank Regulations, Highways

by Marty Cook 4/2/2015 09:35 am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman talks GMO labeling, banking regulations and the Federal Highway Trust Fund in meetings with northwest Arkansas political and business leaders Wednesday.

Enviro Tech Dedicates Helena-West Helena Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2015 11:43 am

Enviro Tech Chemical Services on Tuesday dedicated its plant at the Helena Harbor in Helena-West Helena, saying it hopes to have 80 workers in place there by the end of the year.

UA to Honor William Dillard II, Johnelle Hunt

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2015 10:01 am

William T. Dillard II and Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will be honored as Chancellor's Medal recipients at the University of Arkansas Towers of Old Main event on April 10.

Hotfoot Makes Legal Stand for Unpaid Bill

by Marty Cook 3/30/2015 12:00 am

After a seven-year legal battle, David Lasater of Hotfoot Logistics accomplished what he set out to do, and perhaps made it easier for the next Arkansas trucking company to collect from out-of-state creditors. All because of an unpaid $5,700 trucking bill.

Sam's Club Buys Land for Store in Springdale

by Marty Cook 3/30/2015 12:00 am

The new 136,000-SF store will be on 56th Street north of Arvest Ballpark after a dual purchase earlier this month. Sam's Real Estate Business Trust of Bentonville paid $12.4 million for approximately 71 acres near the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 412.

Nettleton Bridge Project Making Progress in Jonesboro

by Mark Friedman 3/30/2015 12:00 am

A railroad overpass project at Highland Drive and Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro continues to make progress, but it still is years away from being completed.

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state's economic forecaster, show.

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