Tagged: little rock

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.

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

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 04:01 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 02:49 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 02:47 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.

Sara Lenehan of the City of Little Rock (CFO of the Year Finalist, Public Sector)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2013 12:00 am

Sara Lenehan applies her skills with numbers for the city as part of a 30-year career in the industry, mostly in the private sector. She went to work for Little Rock in 2004 as comptroller and became finance director in 2008.

Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

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

From John L. Smith's pep talk to reporters to U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson's withering remarks to out-of-line prosecutors, they said it all in 2012.

Little Rock: From Urban Blight to Urban Bling: River Market Draws Crowds (Tourism | Winner 20,000+)

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

The River Market District has transformed from urban blight to urban bling, thanks to the combined efforts of the city of Little Rock, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, private developers, business owners and volunteers. In 2010, the LRCVB took over management of the district's Ottenheimer Market Hall, River Market Pavilions and Riverfest Amphitheater and enhanced several existing programs while adding options for residents and tourists.

Little Rock and North Little Rock: River Trail Represents Commitment To Residents (Quality of Life | Winner 20,000+)

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

The Arkansas River Trail, a 14-mile system of hiking, walking and riding trails, spans two cities and connects opposite sides of the river both physically and symbolically.

Little Rock: New System Makes Job Easier for Police (Technology Advancements (Over 20K) | Winner)

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

In January, the Little Rock Police Department installed the Incident Report Direct Entry System, a Web-based application that allows officers to complete incident reports from any computer connected to the city network. This in-car reporting system that makes incident reporting much more efficient has earned Little Rock recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction for technology advancements.

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.

Search

Latest Arkansas Business Poll

Has the winter weather affected your business?