Tagged: metroplan

Little Rock Metro Ranks 259th in Broadband Coverage

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

The Little Rock area ranks 259th among 382 metro areas in the United States in share of households with broadband coverage — 78.8 percent — putting it in the bottom third, according to Metroplan.

Central Arkansas Stores Move Outward

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Retailing has followed the shift of central Arkansas’ population from urban centers to suburban areas and outlying counties, notes Metroplan, the regional planning agency.

Benton County Tops State in Per Capita Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

There’s a “new economic reality in the state of Arkansas,” according to Metroplan, the planning agency for central Arkansas.

Report: Effects of E-Commerce Late in Reaching Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 9:55 am

Given national trends and local statistics, local retailing may be over-built, and a down-shift could be imminent, according to a Metroplan report released Wednesday.

Metroplan Shows Central Arkansas Housing Construction Trends

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Metroplan provides a long-term retrospective look at housing construction trends in the nine largest cities in central Arkansas.

Metroplan's Tab Townsell Explains How Building Bridges Not Always On Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Tab Townsell was mayor of Conway, his hometown, for 18 years before becoming executive director of Metroplan in January.

Conway Population Poised to Surpass NLR by 2020

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Conway, whose population is only 700 lower than North Little Rock’s, has been gaining about two new residents for each new resident in North Little Rock.

Metroplan to Launch Speaker Series Next Week

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/11/2017 10:43 am

Metroplan is is introducing a new "Better Communities Lecture Series" at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Jeffrey Hawkins Conference Room at 501 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.

Central Arkansas Commuting Time Below National Average

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Metroplan, the region’s planning agency, earlier this month released its “2017 Demographic Review and Outlook,” a report that this time focuses on the commute those workers make.

Metroplan Report Finds People Live Where They Work

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 9:39 am

Metroplan on Thursday released its 2017 Demographic Review and Outlook, noting demographic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

4 Reasons to Ditch the Keys

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 5/16/2017 3:19 pm

The Ozone Action Days initiative is upon us, encouraging everyone to take a break from driving. Here's why it's easier than you think.

Metroplan Promotes Casey Covington to Deputy Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:14 am

Metroplan announces the promotion of Casey R. Covington to deputy director.

Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.

Metroplan Report Predicts Growth in Tech Sector

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/9/2017 10:46 am

Metroplan releases its 2016 Economic Review and Outlook, noting economic trends for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Central Arkansas Multifamily Construction Sees Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Multifamily housing construction in central Arkansas in 2015 reached its highest point since 2012, with 1,236 units. That’s according to Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

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-Miller 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.