Tagged: little rock

Report: Clinton Presidential Center Boosts Downtown Economy, Tourism

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 3:10 pm

Ten years since its construction, the $165 million Clinton Presidential Center has more than covered its cost.

Uber Comes to Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 2:12 pm

It looks like Little Rock residents needing a ride across town have some new options with the news Thursday that Uber is here.

Damgoode Pies Moving into River Market

by Lee Hogan 11/3/2014 1:04 pm

Damgoode Pies is taking over in the former spot of Boscos in the River Market District.

Jane Chu to Visit Little Rock, North Little Rock Next Week

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2014 9:51 am

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is scheduled to be in central Arkansas next week to meet with the arts community in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Boscos Closes River Market District Restaurant

by Lee Hogan 9/29/2014 10:18 am

Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. of Memphis has announced that its River Market District location in Little Rock is now closed.

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.

Little Rock Hires CJRW's Luis Gonzalez as Communication, Marketing Manager

by Lee Hogan 7/14/2014 11:26 am

The city of Little Rock has announced the hire of Luis Gonzalez as its communication and marketing manager. Gonzalez was previously an account supervisor at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods in Little Rock.

Metroplan Study: Financial Commitment Key to Conway-LR Bus Service

by Lee Hogan 7/14/2014 11:02 am

A feasibility study released by Metroplan on an express bus service between Conway and Little Rock found that capital costs, funding sources and operating responsibility would be obstacles in the implementation of the route.

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.

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.

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.