Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

December 11, 2017

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program This article is available only in print.

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program
Karen E. Segrave

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state. read more >

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon This article is available only in print.

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >

In Becoming an Arts Beacon, UA Refurbishes a Landmark

Jeannie Hulen's ambition to promote the learning of art at the University of Arkansas received an enormous boost this summer when the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the school a $120 million gift. read more >

This Week's List

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education. read more >


Rank Name Valuation Contractor/Construction Manager
1 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium North Endzone Renovation 132,583,962 CDI Contractors LLC
2 Arkansas Children's Hospital 104,400,000 Nabholz Construction Corp.
3 Southwest High School 101,000,000 Nabholz Construction Corp.
4 St. Bernards Medical Center Surgery Tower/Emergency Department Ambulance Entrance 82,000,000 Nabholz Construction Corp.
5 High School 66,700,000 Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.

Executive Q&A

Accountant Colin Gorman on What Construction Expense State Lawmakers Should Fix First

Accountant Colin Gorman on What Construction Expense State Lawmakers Should Fix First

Colin Gorman, the managing partner of EGP PLLC, has some suggestions for the state Legislature. read more >

Spotlight: Construction

Construction Spending Surpasses Pre-recession Level

Construction Spending Surpasses Pre-recession Level

Construction spending in the United States in October 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.5 billion. read more >

Game Plan Unaltered in Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing Project

Game Plan Unaltered in Conway's Shoppes at Central Landing Project

Conway Development Corp. is in talks with a new developer for the Shoppes at Central Landing in Conway and expects to close within weeks on its purchase of the site of the project from the city. read more >

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program

Tax Reform Poses Threat to Historic Preservation Program This article is available only in print.

Tax reform proposals wending their way through Congress threaten federal historic tax credits, financial incentives that Arkansas developers, government officials and historic preservationists say have been crucial to economic development efforts in the state. read more >

In Becoming an Arts Beacon, UA Refurbishes a Landmark

In Becoming an Arts Beacon, UA Refurbishes a Landmark

Jeannie Hulen's ambition to promote the learning of art at the University of Arkansas received an enormous boost this summer when the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation gave the school a $120 million gift. read more >

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon

Making NLR's Argenta a 24/7 Business Beacon This article is available only in print.

Architect Bill Gray hopes to transform downtown North Little Rock into a business and residential beacon centered on the $4.4 million Argenta Plaza project and the mixed-use buildings set to rise around it. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Since When? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Since When? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you can't trust yourself to compliment a woman without being a creep, then it's always fine to say nothing about her appearance at all. read more >

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

Are Bank Holding Company Structures Still Beneficial? (Julie Stackhouse Expert Advice)

While the costs of maintaining a bank holding company form of ownership have been highlighted by those proposing to abandon it, numerous benefits exist. read more >

Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

Preserve Historic Tax Credit (Editorial)

One of the tax credits in the crosshairs of Congress is the historic tax credit, which developers and historic preservationists across Arkansas have made excellent use of not only to preserve important historic structures but to stimulate development. read more >