Tagged: conway

Conway Voters Approve Bond Rededication for Street Improvements

by Lee Hogan 9/10/2014 9:56 am

With more than 75 percent of the vote on each question, Conway voters approved the rededication of a 1/8-cent sales tax for various road projects, including two tied to a proposed shopping and lifestyle center.

Voting Underway in Conway Bond Rededication Special Election

by Lee Hogan 9/4/2014 7:21 am

Early voting in a Sept. 9 special election is underway in Conway, with voters considering whether to rededicate a 1/8-cent sales tax for various road projects, including two tied to a large retail development.

Metroplan Study: Financial Commitment Key to Conway-LR Bus Service

by Lee Hogan 7/14/2014 11:02 am

A feasibility study released by Metroplan on an express bus service between Conway and Little Rock found that capital costs, funding sources and operating responsibility would be obstacles in the implementation of the route.

Conway's Second Chick-fil-A Opens Thursday

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 8:22 pm

After 10 years with only one location, Conway's second Chick-fil-A opens Thursday at 2510 Prince St. The restaurant will employ 60 workers, and have seating for 139 patrons indoors and another 40 outside.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 2:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

Conway Voters to Consider Bonds for Central Landing Street Improvements

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 3:33 pm

Conway voters will decide in a special election Sept. 9 whether a 1/8 cent sales tax will be rededicated to be used for special bonds to finish road work tied to the proposed Central Landing, a mixed-use redevelopment of the 151-acre municipal airport.

Krispy Kreme Conway Developer Wants More Arkansas Locations

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 1:03 pm

Trentlaw LLC, which is building Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Conway, wants to bring the shop to other markets in Arkansas.

Douglas Cos. Sister Firm Buys IC Bus Property for $1.8M

by Lee Hogan 5/19/2014 4:25 pm

Diamond State LLC, a sister company of Douglas Cos. in Conway, has purchased 17.5 acres of land from school bus manufacturer, IC Bus LLC, for $1.8 million.

$30M Airport Intended to Spur Conway Economy

by Luke Jones 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Conway officials say the $30 million airport project will bring economic development to the city by attracting corporate customers, and it will solve serious safety issues present at the current site.

Jobless Rate Down in Most Arkansas Metros

by Lee Hogan 3/21/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point in January compared to numbers from a year ago.

Conway Works on Plan for a New Downtown

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

What started as a way to solve a flooding issue in Conway has blossomed into a plan to create a new downtown, covering 28 blocks to be transformed into a mixed-use development that features small businesses, wide sidewalks, public parking, parks, lofts and apartments.

Conway Reimagined For $100M And Change

by George Waldon 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Tandem retail projects in Conway are poised to reshape the commercial landscape along Interstate 40. The biggest on the drawing board is Central Landing, a mixed-use redevelopment of the 151-acre municipal airport with a 750,000-SF lifestyle center.

Brent Salter: No Mixed Opinions on Where Conway's Next Hot Spot Will Be

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Salter Properties has been a key player in the revitalization of downtown Conway, including the renovation of the old Smith Ford dealership on Front Street.

HP Holds Second Career Fair in Conway

by Lee Hogan 2/25/2014 9:49 am

HP Enterprise Services is hosting its second HP Developers / Business Analyst Career Fair in Conway on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Conway Alters City Pay Scale; Lawsuit Ongoing

by Kate Knable 1/21/2013 12:00 am

City of Conway employees began 2013 with a new pay-scale system. The change, which the Conway City Council approved in December, does “not really” have to do with a pay scale-related lawsuit against the city, according to Mayor Tab Townsell.

Conway: In A Roundabout Way, City Goes Green … Again (Green Initiatives | Winner 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2012 12:00 am

For its development of traffic roundabouts to address traffic problems resulting from its burgeoning population, Conway is a 2012 Arkansas Business City of Distinction winner for green initiatives.

Conway: Downtown Facelift Lifts Community Pride (Main Street Preservation | Winner 20,000+)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2012 12:00 am

In the last decade, Conway’s downtown has received a facelift. The Conway Downtown Partnership transformed the downtown into a hub that offers everything from arts to specialty retail shops. The city’s efforts earned it a 2012 Arkansas Business City of Distinction award for Main Street Preservation.

Conway Setting a Green Example

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2011 12:00 am

When Conway goes green, it’s not just collecting aluminum cans. Green is more than just a state-of-mind in Conway — it is a standard state of operation.

Public Infrastructure Projects Paving Way for Continued Growth in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2011 12:00 am

Which comes first: infrastructure or economic growth? Ideally, communities stay ahead of their growth and supply adequate infrastructure, making daily life more convenient while lowering the cost of doing business.

The Faulkner County Economy: Growth and Stability That Stand Out

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2011 12:00 am

Sustainable growth, security through diversity, maybe even a dose of serenity. Faulkner County’s economy offers a sharp contrast to what you’re used to seeing and hearing on TV.