Tagged: mark stodola

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

by Alexis Hosticka 9/20/2016 2:50 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people.

Little Rock Port Authority Marks $6M Grant for Improvements

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 3:32 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., joined the Little Rock Port Authority to mark a $6.2 million federal grant to make improvements to Blackwater Harbor.

Dallas Entrepreneur: Hubs Can Connect Startups With Experts, Experience

by Sarah Campbell 7/22/2016 2:24 pm

More than 100 people, including more than 20 mayors from across the state, attended Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday.

Upcoming Mayor’s Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city’s first Mayor’s Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.

10 FinTech Accelerator Startups Named

by Sarah Campbell 5/17/2016 10:32 am

Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday.

$13M ATA Headquarters Marks Construction Milestone

by Alexis Hosticka 1/13/2016 4:17 pm

ATA International on Wednesday celebrated a topping off ceremony for its new, $13 million global headquarters at 1800 Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.

Outlets of Little Rock Marks Grand Opening

by Alexis Hosticka 10/16/2015 11:11 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola called the Outlets of Little Rock a "true economic investment" Friday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the center's official grand opening.

Little Rock Officials Weigh Renaming Confederate Boulevard

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 9/23/2015 7:01 am

While only a short stretch of Confederate Boulevard remains, to some it is a glaring reminder of Little Rock's checkered racial past.

Creative Corridor Debuts First Completed Section

by Alexis Hosticka 9/15/2015 9:08 am

The city of Little Rock on Monday opened the 500 block of Main Street — the first section of the Creative Corridor streetscape. Includes video and slideshow.

Mayor Mark Stodola Looks to Keep Main Street Makeover Moving

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

A mix of retail and of-fice buildings that decades ago were part of the city’s historic commercial core have combined with new construction to recast a string of properties. A foundation of restaurants, apartments and the performing arts will be joined by a high-rise hotel redevelopment and the Little Rock Tech Park.

City Leaders Bridge the Arts for ACANSA

by Todd Traub 9/1/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith discuss how the second ACANSA Arts Festival unites the two cities with the arts, innovation and a shared economic impact.

Financial Quarter Planned to Revitalize More of Downtown Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/18/2015 3:20 pm

With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.

Flasks, Urns Seen at 'Antiques Roadshow' Visit to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business got a behind-the-scenes look at the “Antiques Roadshow,” the PBS program that visited Little Rock July 25.

Highway Officials Unveil Last Leg of 430/630 Interchange

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/8/2015 1:21 pm

Highway officials gave a bird's-eye view of a $150 million project at Arkansas' busiest intersection Wednesday, gathering with politicians and others on the highest bridge of a rebuilt interchange that eases traffic flow among Little Rock and its suburbs.

Little Rock Marks Milestone at Robinson Center Renovation

by Alexis Hosticka 7/1/2015 11:43 am

One year in, the Robinson Center Second Act project is on schedule and on budget, with the performing arts venue set to reopen in November 2016.

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.