Today's News

Indian Mall Site in Jonesboro Sold to Memphis Group; Redevelopment Planned

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 04:20 pm

Northeast Arkansas' first major enclosed shopping center will soon be reborn.

Jonesboro to Modify Plans for New Shooting Range

by Associated Press 8/18/2017 10:17 am

City leaders in Jonesboro are revising plans for a new shooting sports complex after officials expressed concerns about the environmental impact to a wetland in the area.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Where Immigration Policy Could Go Under Trump (Neemah Esmaeilpour Commentary)

by Neemah Esmaeilpour 8/18/2017 06:30 am

Donald Trump has wasted little time in trying to turn his campaign promises of immigration reform into policy. Changes to "legal" immigration have the potential of making a big impact on employers.

America's Car-Mart CEO Henderson Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2017 04:51 pm

Hank Henderson said he would step down as CEO of America's Car-Mart of Bentonville at the end of December after more than 30 years with the company.

Developers Seek Creative Buyer for Old Paragould Power Plant

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 8/17/2017 02:04 pm

An historic industrial property in downtown Paragould is on the market after years of deterioration and neglect.

Online Sales, Solid Store Traffic Boost Wal-Mart in 2Q

by Associated Press 8/17/2017 07:00 am

Americans are going into Walmart stores and they're spending money on its website, pushing the performance of the world's biggest retailer beyond Wall Street expectations during the second-quarter. The retailer said online sales surged 60 percent, and U.S. same-store sales increased 1.8 percent, the 12th straight quarter of growth.

Trade Group Buys Office With Space for New Apprenticeship Program

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 05:07 pm

Associated Builders & Contractors of Arkansas has a new home after a $535,000 transaction. Plans call for office space and classrooms for its apprenticeship program.

State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 04:23 pm

The Arkansas Realtors Association says Arkansas home sales in June weighed in at 3,542 — ahead of the 3,493 sold in June 2006, before the recession rocked the national residential real estate market.

Hudson Cisne & Co. Acquires Newton Owen Boyd & Smoke

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2017 02:09 pm

Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP of Little Rock acquires Newton Owen Boyd & Smoke LTD of White Hall and Rogers.

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Plant, Add 300 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/16/2017 01:50 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says it will invest $84 million to expand its Union City, Tennessee poultry plant, a move the company said will add more than 300 jobs.

Georgia Mjartan to Leave Our House

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/16/2017 01:31 pm

Little Rock nonprofit Our House announced that its longtime executive director, Georgia Mjartan, will resign effective Sept. 15, and that Ben Goodwin, its assistant director, will replace her.

Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/16/2017 11:16 am

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

SPONSORED: Trucking Is Lifeline to the Nation

by 8/16/2017 08:00 am

Prosperous and safe industry is good for the health of the United States.

Business Leaders Quit Trump Panel; He Hits Back Hard

by Associated Press 8/15/2017 04:32 pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the four business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

$150M Awarded In 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

by Associated Press 8/15/2017 04:26 pm

A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998.

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon Criticizes Trump's Charlottesville Response

by Associated Press 8/15/2017 03:26 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Doug McMillon is criticizing President Donald Trump's initial response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a white supremacist rally.

State Deploys Chatbots Across Government Website

by Kyle Massey 8/15/2017 01:57 pm

The Arkansas state government's efforts to serve internet users moved forward this month with the launch of a beta version of the official state website,, which will feature chatbot technology.

Ace Glass Building in East Village Sells for $1.5M

by Lance Turner 8/15/2017 01:24 pm

An LLC led by developers Bryan Hosto and Hank Kelley purchased the former Ace Glass Construction Corp. building in Little Rock's East Village for $1.5 million.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.