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Faces of Business Leaders Captured in Black and White (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Beginning with the last issue of 1984 and continuing into 1988, Andrew Kilgore photographed business legends and up-and-comers for the cover of Arkansas Business.

Through The Years: The 2020s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2020 until now.

Reading The Future: Economic Development (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Little Rock Port Authority director Bryan Day is optimistic that the port will recover as soon as business returns to normal.

Investments in roads, bridges and water infrastructure must be a key priority and include developing new and coordinated transit systems.

Reading The Future: Aerospace & Defense (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

In 2022, aerospace and defense exports made up more than 15% of the state’s total exports with more than $890 million in goods exported.

Energy / Technology

Reading The Future: Energy (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Looking ahead short term, Buddy Hasten sees a big surge in renewable energy interconnections. In the long term, he hopes for a return to nuclear generation. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Energy / Health Care / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Largest Private Companies, Then and Now (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Arkansas Business began researching an annual list of private companies in 1988. Of the top 40 in that first list, ranked by 1987 revenue, 14 were in our 2023 list of the 75 largest private companies. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies

Reading the Future: Steel (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Executives are envisioning a vibrant short- and long-term future in steel for Arkansas, particularly in Mississippi County. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Reading the Future: Transportation (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

“We are going to continue to move goods from where they are made to where they need to be consumed. People are not going to change their habit and start going down to the port to pick up their groceries.” said Shannon Newton, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association. read more >
Banking & Finance / Technology

Reading The Future: Banking (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Susannah Marshall, Arkansas bank commissioner, believes banking consolidation will still be on the scene in the future but not to the same historic extent. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Technology / Tourism / Transportation

Through The Years: The 2010s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2010-2019. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Public Companies

Largest Financial Institutions, Then and Now (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

In 1984, eight of the state’s 20 largest lenders were S&Ls or savings banks and all banking was local. Today 18 of the the top 20 do business in multiple states. read more >
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Biggest Scoops (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

A scoop is a story so important that other news organizations are forced to follow. Here are some of our biggest. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Technology / Tourism / Transportation

Through The Years: The ’90s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 1990-1999. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Energy / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Technology / Transportation

Largest Public Companies, Then and Now (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

A look at the largest publicly traded companies that have come and gone, and the few that have lasted, in the past four decades. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Technology / Tourism / Transportation

Through The Years: The ’80s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from its beginning in 1984 through 1989. read more >

40 Years of Arkansas Business: A Note From The Publisher

Our goal has always been to bring you, the readers for whom Arkansas Business exists, reliable information of value or interest that you can’t get anywhere else. read more >
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Our Favorite Covers (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Most newspapers have a front page, but Arkansas Business has always had a “cover,” a throwback to our first years as a biweekly publication, a throwback to our first years as a biweekly publication. read more >
Small Business / Tourism

Reading The Future: Tourism & Hospitality (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

The future of the tourism and hospitality industry in Arkansas is so bright you just might need shades, particularly if you came to the state to view the total solar eclipse on April 8. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Technology / Tourism / Transportation

40 Great Whispers (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Whispers, the chatty space devoted to juicy news and informed speculation, has been the most popular feature in Arkansas Business right from the beginning. Here we summarize some of the best. read more >
Bo Ryall, president and CEO of the Arkansas Hospital Association
Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Technology

Reading The Future: Health Care (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

“I think there could be possibly more mergers or management agreements with hospitals that are facing financial challenges.” said Bo Ryall, President & CEO of the Arkansas Hospital Association. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Technology / Tourism / Transportation

Through The Years: The 2000s (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

See highlights from Arkansas Business from 2000-2009. read more >