Tagged: metroplan

Central Arkansas Housing Market Responds to Decline in Household Size

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

As homeownership in the United States and in Arkansas has declined, the nature of the housing market has changed, notes a recent report by Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Kay Kelley Arnold: Public Servant

by Lydia McAllister 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Member of former Gov. Bill Clinton’s staff and head of Department of Arkansas Heritage … First Arkansas director of Nature Conservancy field office … former vice president of public affairs at Entergy Corporation, managing foundations, grants and volunteer service … volunteer and member of more than 45 nonprofit and governmental agency advisory boards during nearly 40 years of service … Two-time chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission.

US, Arkansas Homeownership On the Decline

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Although the housing market continues to recover since the Great Recession, the rates of homeownership remain below peak levels both in the United States and in Arkansas.

Home Ownership Down, Renting Up in Central Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 7/28/2016 4:11 pm

Home ownership continues to decline as rental housing grows in central Arkansas and nationally, according to Metroplan's 2016 Demographic Review and Outlook.

Median Price, Size for Central Arkansas Single-Family Homes Down in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The median value of new homes in central Arkansas fell in 2014 to $170,912, a recent Metroplan report says. It had reached its highest level in 2013: $181,148.

Construction Values in Central Arkansas Rebound

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Construction values in central Arkansas continued their slow rebound in 2014 compared with the trough experienced in 2011. That’s according to “Metro Trends: Economic Review & Outlook,” the most recent report issued by Metroplan, the area’s planning agency.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Metroplan Report Predicts Job Growth in Health Care

by Alexis Hosticka 1/4/2016 10:14 am

Metroplan on Monday released its 2015 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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.