Tagged: jonesboro

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 3:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O’Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

ASU Board Approves Construction of Hotel, Convention Center, Dorms

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2016 3:38 pm

Two public-private partnerships approved Friday by the Arkansas State University board of trustees will allow development of an upscale hotel and convention center and expand student housing.

Jonesboro Approves New Property Maintenance Code

by Associated Press 12/16/2015 12:43 pm

City leaders in Jonesboro have narrowly approved an ordinance that imposes new regulations on how property is maintained throughout the city.

Police: Arkansas State Suspect Decided Not to Shoot Others

by Associated Press 12/11/2015 2:55 pm

The gunman who prompted a campus lockdown at Arkansas State University said he initially wanted to shoot other people but changed his mind and was planning on killing himself before he was arrested, police said Friday.

On The Border Opening in Jonesboro

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2015 1:44 pm

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina will open in Jonesboro on Nov. 16; this will be the chain's its fifth Arkansas location and will bring 130 new jobs.

Jonesboro Building $1.2M Roundabout

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The bid for the project was opened last week, and it appeared Seagraves Construction Inc. of Maynard was the low bidder with a $1.2 million bid, according to Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle.

Burlington, Planet Fitness to Open in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 12:29 pm

The Jonesboro retail center formerly occupied by Kroger will be rebranded as Centre Court Plaza and is pre-leased to Burlington and Planet Fitness, which are opening their first locations in the region.

Haag Brown Plans 27-Acre Office Park, New Headquarters

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 4:32 pm

Haag Brown Commercial of Jonesboro is building a new headquarters as part of a planned office park designed to encourage exercise and activity.

TeleTech Holdings to Hire 120 New Employees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/5/2015 9:31 am

TeleTech Holdings Inc. will host three job fairs in northeast Arkansas next week to fill 120 openings.

Courtyard by Marriott to Open Along Highway 49 in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 5/29/2015 11:28 am

A new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is set to open in summer 2016 near the entrance of the NEA Baptist Healthcare System Campus on Highway 49 North in 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.