Tagged: jonesboro

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.

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.

Let the Sunshine In (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/25/2014 12:00 am

If Jonesboro wants to be perceived as a player in economic development — and an effort by Arkansas State University to create an osteopathic medical school and hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial construction in the last few years indicate it does — then it should consider reining in its “Dukes of Hazzard”-quality police chief, Michael Yates.

Developers Eye Large Mixed-Use Development in Jonesboro

by Lee Hogan 8/11/2014 11:01 am

Developers hope to move a step closer to redeveloping a 200-acre plot of land at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Arkansas 351 after Tuesday's Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission meeting.

Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center Hosting Seminars Throughout Summer

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 3:20 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is hosting various seminars, in topics ranging from human resources to social media, throughout Arkansas this summer for small business owners and employees.

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.

USA Rice, Arkansas Rice to Hold Farm Bill Briefing on Friday

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 12:02 pm

USA Rice and Arkansas Rice are hosting a briefing Friday morning on the 2014 Farm Bill at the Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Report: Arkansas' Manufacturing Employment Down Third Year in a Row

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 4:01 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' "Burgundy Book" report showed manufacturing employment was down for the third year in a row in 2013 in Arkansas, in addition to a drop in manufacturing exports.

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.

Jonesboro Developers Dig Into Former Bruce Burrow Properties

by George Waldon 10/21/2013 12:00 am

The financial travails of the man who was Jonesboro’s leading commercial developer are contributing to the mix of office and retail activity in the city.

UPDATE: First Federal to Acquire First National of Hot Springs, Heritage Bank of Jonesboro

by Gwen Moritz 7/1/2013 3:30 pm

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, the publicly traded parent company of First Federal Bank of Harrison, announced Monday a deal to acquire First National Bank of Hot Springs and Heritage Bank in Jonesboro in a deal worth almost $124 million.

Tiger Correctional Buys Jonesboro City Building For $775,000

by Mark Friedman 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Tiger Correctional Services recently bought Jonesboro’s City Hall building for $775,000 and expects to move in by the middle of June.

Main Street Jonesboro, Workforce Initiatives Draw Accolades in Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Jonesboro is on the move and people have noticed. The past two years, the city received Arkansas Business City of Distinction recognition for workforce development and main street preservation.

Jonesboro by the Numbers: Population, Income, Cost of Living Comfortable

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

One of the fastest growing cities in Arkansas, Jonesboro enjoys a low cost of living, four seasons of weather and an excellent quality of life.

Downtown Jonesboro: Hub Of Progress

by Anthony Childress 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Vibrant, bustling downtown districts are a sure indication of whether a city is thriving or not. Jonesboro counts itself as a leader in meeting and exceeding lofty expectations downtown, attracting countless visitors for shopping, culture, dining, socializing and many other reasons.

Manufacturing Helps Drive Robust Northeast Arkansas Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Giving Jonesboro’s manufacturing community even more muscle is the dynamic, forward-looking Existing Industries Association that meets on a regular basis to network, discuss relevant topics, showcase facilities and share best practices.

Diverse Economy Powers Jonesboro Toward Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

A tour of Jonesboro’s industry provides a glimpse into the economic powerhouse of northeast Arkansas. The list of world class manufacturing companies in Jonesboro is impressive; companies like Nestle Prepared Foods, Frito-Lay, Unilever, Nordex USA, Great Dane, Nice-Pak Products, Hytrol Conveyor Company, Post Foods and many others have chosen to invest in Jonesboro.

Jonesboro Has A Vision Worth Sharing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Jonesboro’s story is one of vision, growth and progressive leadership. Reading the articles included in this supplement will give you a glimpse of a community that has had solid growth and success. Jonesboro enjoys exceptional quality of life and provides ample opportunities for a satisfying career.