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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's annual economic development course will be at room capacity next week. read more >

Paul Latture Gives Port of Little Rock Last Glance

Paul Latture has announced his retirement effective July 1, which is about the time the Port Authority's new $1.9 million headquarters building is scheduled to open. The new Arkansas River Resource Center occupies 4.2 acres on the banks of the Arkansas River and will also be home to the Little Rock Port Authority Shortline Railroad and the Arkansas Waterways Commission. read more >

Alltel Office Building Draws $12 Million Sale (Real Deals)

Alltel Communications LLC, a Verizon affiliate, sold the 7.15-acre piece of the former Alltel campus at 1 Allied Drive. The buyers included LAF 5 Allied LLC, led by Kevin Huchingson; Stamja DT AR Properties LLC, led by Jason LaFrance; and JSJ Properties LLC, led by Joe Courtright. read more >

Mike Beebe Names Frank Scott Jr. to Highway Commission

Gov. Mike Beebe names Frank Scott Jr. of Little Rock to the Arkansas Highway Commission, replacing John Burkhalter, who resigned from the commission to focus on his run for Arkansas lieutenant governor. read more >

Ground Broken for Arkansas River Resource Center at LR Port Authority

The Arkansas River Resource Center will be located on 4.2 acres at the end of Industrial Harbor Drive on the banks of the Arkansas River. read more >

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2013: Bill Cravens

Somehow, when Bill Cravens tells his story of how a University of Arkansas-trained industrial engineer ended up with a career-spanning relationship with the Oaklawn Jockey Club, spent time working as a certified public accountant, ran and merged banks and then came out of a heart-attack-induced retirement to guide Alltel Information Services and help found a community bank, it all adds up. read more >

Michael Keck Named Regional Sales Director at CoreSource (Super Mover)

Michael Keck, a former city director in Little Rock, has been named regional sales director at CoreSource of Little Rock. read more >

Commerce Moves on Four Arkansas Rivers

Arkansas has four main rivers that carry freight: the Mississippi, the Arkansas, the Ouachita and the White. read more >

Welspun to Add 200 Jobs at Little Rock Plant

Welspun Corp. Ltd says it will add 200 jobs and invest an additional $100 million in the Little Rock facility where it makes large-diameter pipe for the oil and gas industry. read more >

Health Care, Infrastructure Concerns of Business Leaders at Griffin Jobs Conference

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin called President Obama's jobs package, recently defeated in Congress, an "elixir that's not going to fix the economy." read more >

The $500 Million Question: Even Sales Tax Opponents Agree LR Needs Revenue

Their question to city leaders is, in short: Can we trust you with so much more money? read more >

Home-Grown Success: Witt Turns Expertise Into $40 Million Business

The business of emergency management and planning for disasters has never been so relevant. read more >

LM Glasfiber Cuts 80 Jobs

LM Glasfiber plans to eliminate the weekend shift at its Little Rock plant, eliminating 80 jobs. read more >

Arkansas Business' 25 Great Whispers (25th Anniversary)

"Whispers" has been the most popular feature in Arkansas Business right from the beginning. Here we've collected some of the most memorable from each of the past 25 years. read more >

Choosing Arkansas - Recent AEDC Annoucements

A look at other recent announcements made of companies bringing jobs to Arkansas. read more >

Mechanical, Electrical Subcontractors See Changing Market

Revenue totals remain constant as companies shift their focus to new markets. Northwest Arkansas market tightens as central Arkansas remains steady. read more >

UALR Engineering & IT College Expansion Gets Under Way

Gov. Mike Beebe and University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson mark the start of construction on the university's $30 million expansion of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. read more >

The Best & Worst of 2007

A look back at the best and worst news stories of 2007. read more >

Top 10 2007: Port of Little Rock Scores

With manufacturing in decline across the nation and the state stinging from the loss of a couple of "super projects" to neighboring states, 2007 saw the Little Rock Port Authority buck the trend. read more >

Port Hits Stride After Years of Work

The Little Rock Port gets a big boost with recent announcements of new industries. read more >