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Arkansas Cities Push Back Against Laws Cast As Anti-Gay

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/21/2015 6:55 am

After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Inuvo, PrivacyStar Announce Move to River Market District

by Mark Carter 4/9/2015 11:46 am

Conway tech firms Inuvo Inc. and PrivacyStar announced Thursday that they will move to the Museum Building in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The two firms will take up a combined 26,000 SF.

State Chamber Urges Legislature to Maintain Arkansas' 'Business-Friendly' Reputation

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 4:25 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Tuesday asked legislative leaders to work "to prevent the mischaracterization of Arkansas’s people and their attitudes towards others."

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola Urges Governor to Veto HB1228

by Associated Press 3/31/2015 10:56 am

Little Rock's mayor is urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a "religious freedom" bill, calling it "too divisive." Chambers of commerce in Little Rock and North Little Rock also express opposition.

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

by Mark Carter 2/19/2015 2:24 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.

Jane Chu: Main Street Revitalization Awakens a Cultural District

by Lee Hogan 10/7/2014 3:35 pm

Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said the revitalization of downtown Little Rock's Main Street has awakened a cultural district.

Beaudet Aviation to Land at Little Rock, Create 75 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/17/2014 11:20 am

Beaudet Aviation, a subsidiary of JCB Aero of Toulouse, France, says it will invest $2.5 million to open a facility in Little Rock, where it will be a key supplier to Dassault Falcon Jet.

Mark Stodola Says He'll Seek 3rd Term as Little Rock Mayor

by Associated Press 7/17/2014 9:53 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says he's running for re-election this fall, saying he believes there's more progress to be done in economic development and other issues in Arkansas' most populous city.

MISO Breaks Ground on West Little Rock Site

by Associated Press 3/14/2014 10:52 am

A company that manages part of the nation's electric grid marked the start of construction on a regional headquarters in Little Rock, where about 50 employees will earn an average annual salary of $85,000.

Little Rock Leaders Start Tax Campaign to Pay for Robinson Renovation, Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2013 11:31 am

Little Rock city leaders on Tuesday planned to kick off a campaign asking citizens to dedicate an existing 2 percent advertising and promotion tax to help pay for a $68.6 million renovation and expansion project at Robinson Center Auditorium.

Dreaming Big: Little Rock Unveils Plans for Main Street Creative Corridor

by Mark Carter 12/12/2012 3:18 pm

The City of Little Rock and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership publicly unveiled a big-picture vision for the Main Street corridor on Wednesday.

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.

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