Transportation Archive

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.

AHTD Uses Lessons Learned Last Winter

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

It might not look it, but Arkansas has some of the most highway miles in the country with more than 16,000, ranking it 12th in the United States. Throw in more than 7,000 bridges, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department understandably can be overwhelmed when an ice storm sweeps though the state.

US Economic Growth Might Be Mild, But It's Also Really Durable

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 11:45 am

The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate, the government said Friday — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009.

PAM Executives Got Pay Bumps After Profitable 2014

by Marty Cook 3/27/2015 10:33 am

President and CEO Dan Cushman received total compensation of $1.38 million in 2014, according to a proxy statement filed with the SEC. Cushman made $720,034 in 2013. The pay increase came after a year in which PAM posted net income of $13.5 million, an increase of 129 percent from 2013.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 09:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2015 10:58 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

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