Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

March 30, 2015

Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow's Pyrrhic Victory

Jonesboro Developer Bruce Burrow's Pyrrhic Victory

Officially launched 11 years ago, The Mall at Turtle Creek represents a landmark development long envisioned for the property by Bruce Burrow. The hybrid retail project — part mall and part lifestyle center — became a high-water mark in his storied career. read more >

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity. read more >

AHTD Uses Lessons Learned Last Winter

It might not look it, but Arkansas has some of the most highway miles in the country with more than 16,000, ranking it 12th in the United States. Throw in more than 7,000 bridges, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department understandably can be overwhelmed when an ice storm sweeps though the state. read more >

Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Pulaski County.

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NWA Real Deals

A look at important real estate deals & transactions in Washington and Benton Counties.

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Executive Q&A

DIS Director Mark Myers on Arkansas' Top Cybersecurity Threat

DIS Director Mark Myers on Arkansas' Top Cybersecurity Threat

Mark Myers, as DIS director, leads more than 250 information technology and other professionals responsible for the state network, telecommunications services and information systems. read more >

Spotlight: Emergency Preparedness

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity. read more >

AHTD Uses Lessons Learned Last Winter

AHTD Uses Lessons Learned Last Winter

It might not look it, but Arkansas has some of the most highway miles in the country with more than 16,000, ranking it 12th in the United States. Throw in more than 7,000 bridges, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department understandably can be overwhelmed when an ice storm sweeps though the state. read more >

The Growing World of Emergency Management

The Growing World of Emergency Management

Climate change and its results are hardly the only challenge facing David Maxwell, chief of the state Department of Emergency Management, which has 90 employees and a budget of $148.4 million. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Middle-Class Values (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Middle-Class Values (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

In their second debate last fall, Mark Pryor fumbled the question of how to define the middle class, saying that it would include income up to $200,000 a year. Tom Cotton picked it up and scored, accusing Pryor of “hanging out with out-of-state billionaires if he thinks $200,000 in Arkansas is the middle class.” read more >

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

Supporting Homegrown Innovation (Michael Singleton Commentary)

In reality, innovative research with world-changing implications happens every day in our universities and private companies. But what good is the best research discovery, technology or innovation if it never leaves the lab? read more >

Getting It Right (Editorial)

Getting It Right (Editorial)

Last month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1183, requiring that all public high schools teach computer science. Late this month, the magazine Wired praised Hutchinson — and Arkansas — for the move. read more >