Tagged: hot springs

Oaklawn Waves General Admission for 2015 Season

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 12:06 pm

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming of Hot Springs has announced it is waving its $2 general admission fee for the 2015 thoroughbred racing season.

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

Nascar's Mark Martin Named Grand Marshal of World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 1:01 pm

Batesville native and Nascar legend Mark Martin will lead the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17 in Hot Springs as the celebrity grand marshal.

Hot Springs' Central Avenue Named One of 10 Great Streets in America

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2014 9:24 am

Hot Springs' Central Avenue was recently named one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014 by the American Planning Association.

‘Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste’ (Jim Fram Commentary)

by Jim Fram 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership recognized after the Majestic Hotel fire that they should embrace the adage to "never let a crisis go to waste," commissioning the Downtown Game Plan Task Force to study all aspects of downtown development.

Hot Springs Task Force: Hire Downtown Development Leader

by Lee Hogan 6/4/2014 5:01 pm

To move forward with the revitalization of downtown Hot Springs, the Downtown Game Plan Task Force recommended hiring a full-time downtown development director and seeking assistance from various national groups, among other suggestions.

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.

Majestic Fire Puts Spotlight on Hot Springs' Vacant Buildings

by Luke Jones 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The February fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs has focused concerns on two troubling issues facing the resort city’s historic downtown: the fire danger posed by other largely vacant properties and the failure of building owners to maintain their properties.

Hot Springs Reconsidered (Editorial)

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

Out of a terrible fire has come an opportunity for Hot Springs to recommit to an effort to preserve and enhance the city’s great natural and architectural beauty. Now it’s up to the city to take advantage of that opportunity, for the benefit of all Arkansans.

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.

Mark Pryor to Discus Economics, Disaster Clean-up in Hot Springs

by Associated Press 1/11/2013 9:07 am

Sen. Mark Pryor is to visit Hot Springs to discuss business, economic and disaster clean-up issues with local officials.

Hot Springs Area Enjoying Pre-recession Growth in Jobs, Construction and Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2012 12:00 am

The 2010 census showed the Hot Springs Metro Area with 8,000 more people than 2000, a 9-percent increase. Employment and sales tax collections showed the Spa City and five-county area returning to pre-recession figures by the end of 2011.

Manufacturing A Hidden Gem in Hot Springs Metro Among Recreation & History

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2012 12:00 am

It’s a vibrant and strong business and industry sector for which residents are thankful for and vacationers don’t always notice. Together, the five counties that make up the Greater Hot Springs region create one of the most diverse economies in Arkansas.