Tagged: metroplan

Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

by Alexis Hosticka 11/4/2015 3:35 pm

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department’s $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year’s replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don’t expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Austin Powers Central Arkansas Population Gains

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Smaller cities in central Arkansas are seeing the biggest population gains by percentage, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report, released last month by Metroplan. Metroplan is a voluntary association of local area governments that serves as the metropolitan region’s planning agency.

Population Trends Slowing in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Population growth in central Arkansas has slowed during the last five years, though it has continued to exceed that of the U.S. as a whole, according to the most recent “Metrotrends” report.

Labor Force Dropped in Central Arkansas Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The labor force fell 1.9 percent in central Arkansas from 2007 to 2014, though the population grew 7.3 percent, according to planning agency Metroplan.

Central Arkansas Employment Realigns After Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Manufacturing, unsurprisingly, took the greatest hit in central Arkansas during the Great Recession.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Little Rock Metro's Housing Permits Down in 2013

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 12:51 pm

Numbers were down across the board in the housing market in central Arkansas last year. The total number of housing permits, 2,094 — including single-family and multi-family — was lower than numbers from the Great Recession and the lowest since 1992.

Metroplan: Few in Central Arkansas Walk, Bike to Work

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 9:33 am

Metroplan released its 2014 Demographic Review and Outlook, which found central Arkansas has one of the lower shares of workers biking and walking to work.

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.

Central Arkansas Home Values Rising

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2014 12:00 am

The median value for new single-family houses in central Arkansas rose in 2012 but was still below the boom years of 2004-08, according to the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan.

Central Arkansas Construction Value Continues Recovery

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2014 12:00 am

Construction values in central Arkansas are continuing their slow climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, according to the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan, the planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Metro Trends Show Retail Transformation Taking Place in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2014 12:00 am

Digital commerce has transformed the retail sector in central Arkansas just as it has throughout the United States, and signs indicate continued transformation. That’s the conclusion of the latest “Metro Trends” report from Metroplan, the planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Retail, Transport Among Central Arkansas' Strengths in Economic Recovery

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Metroplan recently released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook” report, in which the agency examines the region’s rate of economic recovery four years after the official end of the Great Recession in June 2009.

Metroplan: Slow, Steady Growth and More Youth in Urban Core

by Mark Carter 1/6/2014 9:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2013 "Economic Review and Outlook," revealing slow but steady economic growth for central Arkansas and growth in the number of young adults seeking homes in the urban core.

Sustainable Communities Focus of UA Summit in North Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/17/2013 8:39 am

Building and maintaining sustainable communities was the focus of the second-annual Sustainable Communities Leadership Summit Wednesday from the Wyndham Riverfront in downtown North Little Rock.

Income Per Capita Dropping in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Inflation-adjusted per capita income in central Arkansas dropped between 2008 and 2011, according to Metroplan’s recently released “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook.” The 3.4 percent decrease was the same as that of the U.S. metro average, the report says.

Metroplan's Annual Report Looks Back at 2012, Ahead at 2013

by Lance Turner 1/7/2013 8:44 am

Metroplan has released "Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook" (PDF), which takes a look back at the economic trends of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway MSA and ahead to what we can expect in 2013.

Metroplan Hires The Design Group

by Kate Knable 9/17/2012 12:00 am

Metroplan has hired Little Rock multicultural marketing firm The Design Group to solicit feedback on improvements needed by underserved populations in central Arkansas.