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Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 3:27 pm

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report.

Groundbreakings Planned on Major Arkansas Projects

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:33 pm

Construction work is set to begin this week on two highly anticipated projects in Arkansas: a $1.3 billion steel mill in Osceola and the new $50 million museum in Fort Smith honoring the U.S. Marshals Service.

Fort Smith Leads ATBI in Second Quarter of 2014

by Lee Hogan 9/11/2014 10:13 am

For the second quarter of 2014, Fort Smith remained the leading city on the Arkansas Tech Business Index.

Fort Smith Stays on Top of Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 7/21/2014 9:42 am

For the second consecutive month, Fort Smith had the highest ATBI value in April. The city saw a decrease of 1.6 points between March and April, however, its 106.99 rating was good enough to best its closest competitors.

Teens Hope to Attract Professional Hockey to Fort Smith

by Brandon Riddle 7/8/2014 11:47 am

Six high school seniors will present their dream of bringing a professional hockey team, tentatively named the Arkansas Marshals, at noon Wednesday at the Golden Corral restaurant in Fort Smith.

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.

Home Prices, Permits Down Across the State in Final Quarter of 2013

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:49 pm

House prices and single-family building permits were down in most metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas in the fourth quarter of 2013.

3 Arkansas Areas See Employment Growth Above National Average in 4Q 2013

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:47 pm

The unemployment rates in all of Arkansas’ metropolitan statistical areas increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, except in Fort Smith where it remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

Report: Some See Economic Improvement in Arkansas in 2014; Most Expect No Change

by Lee Hogan 3/14/2014 11:00 am

According to an economic condition report from the Federal Reserve, most economists surveyed expect conditions in Arkansas to remain the same in 2014, while a "sizable minority" expect to see some improvement from 2013.

In Fort Smith, Leaders Building A ‘Post-Industrial’ World

by Marty Cook 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith took a hard hit in the recession and lost a bounty of jobs when Whirlpool ceased operations in the city in 2012. There have been a number of job announcements for Fort Smith throughout the past year, but those announcements haven’t helped tax revenue.

Wal-Mart Foundation Gives $150,000 Grant To Help Mercy Fort Smith NICU

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2013 3:21 pm

Mercy Fort Smith received a $150,000 contribution from the Wal-Mart Foundation to assist with the purchase of critical care equipment for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Arkadelphia, Fort Smith in Downtown Makeover Competition

by Luke Jones 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Arkadelphia and Fort Smith are among more than 100 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada that are in the running for a downtown makeover performed by Benjamin Moore & Co.

Fort Smith Unveils Plaque Marking City Time Capsule

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 12:00 am

The city of Fort Smith on Thursday unveiled a plaque marking the site of a city time capsule on the west entrance of the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Arkansas Tourism: Another View (Joe David Rice Commentary)

by Joe David Rice 3/4/2013 12:00 am

It never hurts to take a look at yourself or your location through the eyes of others. I was reminded of this adage as the last of the 560 guests from the Travel South Showcase left Arkansas in late February following their convention in Little Rock.

U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith Fights for Funding

by Luke Jones 3/4/2013 12:00 am

After several bumpy years, the U.S. Marshals Museum project in Fort Smith is starting to gain traction. The $50 million project, to be situated on the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, was first proposed in 2008.

Kudos: Arkansas Businesses Receive Recognition

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs has been recognized by ConventionSouth, an event planning magazine, with two awards: the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award and the New or Renovated Meeting Site Award.

Fort Smith: New Developments Revive Downtown (Main Street Preservation (Over 20K) | Honorable Mention)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

In recent years, several new development projects have infused new life into downtown. The transformation of the area into one in which residents are attracted to live, work and play has earned Fort Smith honorable-mention recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction for Main Street preservation.

Cities of Distinction Making Arkansas Stronger

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Our cities, towns and communities represent the many patches on that quilt, stitched together through pride, unity of purpose and determination. Our cities and towns are determined to make better lives for their residents. They’ve done so through innovation, dedication and plain ol’ tenacity. Arkansas Business Publishing Group is proud to recognize these efforts with the inaugural City of Distinction awards program.