Transportation Archive

Arkansas Aerospace's Summer in Paris

by Marty Cook 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas too often keeps some “well-kept secrets” as far as business goes. The aerospace industry doesn't want to be secretive anymore.

NLR Warehouse Draws $1.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/22/2015 12:00 am

A 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.46 million. A 13.7-acre residential parcel in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.25 million. And a 1,866-SF fast-food eatery in Little Rock is under new ownership after a $1 million transaction.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

UCA College of Business Receives $3M for Supply Chain Program

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 04:02 pm

The university will use the funds to endow a chaired faculty position to support and expand the supply-chain logistics management program beginning in the fall.

Transportation Department Appoints New Public Information Officer

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 03:09 pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has named Danny Straessle the new public information officer.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

NLR Company First in Arkansas to Get FAA Approval for Commercial Drone Use

by Mark Carter 6/17/2015 02:12 pm

A North Little Rock company is the first in the state to receive Federal Aviation Administration approval to operate unmanned aerial systems commercially.

UA Maritime Transportation Center Receives $923,700 Federal Grant

by Mark Carter 6/16/2015 09:27 am

The center, known as MarTREC, is a consortium of researchers focused on maritime and multimodal transportation research. It has received $3.7 million since 2013.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Update: Comment Period Extended for Clean Line Project

by Mark Carter 6/12/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.

Asa Hutchinson Talks Highway Funding, Europe Trip

by Mark Carter 6/11/2015 03:07 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that "everything is on the table" for the Highway Funding Working Group he created and charged with finding new ways to fund state highways by Dec. 15.

Governor, Wal-Mart Exec to Speak at Arkansas Good Roads Meeting

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 10:16 am

Hutchinson is expected to give an update on the recently appointed Governor's Working Group on Highway Funding, as well as an overview on the economic development incentives passed in the recently concluded special legislative session.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

Country Homes Residences Remain at Crossroads of WLR Development

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The small residential enclave along River Mountain Road in west Little Rock has captured the redevelopment imagination for several potential commercial projects over the years.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Jigsaw Economics (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/1/2015 12:00 am

It's a puzzlement. Over the past 12 months, most economists around the country have predicted major growth in consumer spending because of the decline in gasoline prices. It seemed logical to us. In fact, we have commented in this space on such things as the “gas price dividend” and on research showing where consumers have spent their increased discretionary income because of lower costs at the pump.