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President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday.

Houston Davis (left) and Tom Courtway. 

UCA Names Houston Davis As Next President

The University of Central Arkansas selects Houston D. Davis as its 11th president.

Survey: 42 Percent of Arkansans Expect Personal Financial Situation to Improve Soon

Arkansans’ expectations of their personal financial situations in the future have improved since March, even if they say their personal finances have not changed much from a year ago, a new survey finds.

Millennials in Mind, Fornetti Brings Bakeries to Arkansas Road Runners

Fornetti, an international bakery with 8,000 European locations, has opened some of its first U.S. locations at Road Runner stores in Conway, Fort Smith, Heber Springs, Little Rock and Hot Springs.

A rendering of the planned dining hall at Camp Siloam.

Camp Siloam Gets $1M Donation for Dining Hall Campaign

Camp Siloam, a Christian camp for youth and families in Siloam Springs, announces a $1 million donation from Charles and Genevieve Bonner toward the camp’s $3.4 million Feed My Sheep Campaign.

A student at Arkansas Tech University.

Gaming, Interactive Media Degrees Add to State’s Focus on Technology Education

It’s the lazy college student cliché: sitting in a dorm room playing video games until 2:30 a.m. But for some students, video games have a new, more productive role.

Phil Schneider

Site Selector: Arkansas’ Strong Economic Development Teams An Asset

Phil Schneider is the board chair of the Site Selectors Guild and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. The guild is meeting in Little Rock this week.

Outside of the Arkansas Repertory Theater and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's spaces. 

After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street

Five years after development began, Ballet Arkansas is finally moving into its new office and rehearsal space on Main Street Little Rock’s “Creative Corridor.”

A rendering of the future Bridges restaurant in the DoubleTree by Hilton in Little Rock.

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.

A brochure from Shop Companies of Dallas reimagines the portion of the property that fronts Interstate 630. It shows a 123,000-SF grocery store and two new 14,000-SF buildings.

Dallas Firm Aims to Revamp Sears Site on University Avenue

A Dallas commercial real estate firm is looking to revamp property on University Avenue formerly occupied by Sears.

Karen Minkel

Karen Minkel Cites Walton Foundation Work to Improve Delta, Northwest Arkansas

Karen Minkel highlighted the work the Walton Family Foundation is doing in the Delta and northwest Arkansas during a speech Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Little Rock.

Walton Family Foundation Working to Improve Quality of Life in NWA, Delta Region

Karen Minkel highlighted the Home Region Program and the work the Walton Family Foundation is doing in the Delta region and northwest Arkansas when she spoke at the Little Rock Rotary Club Tuesday.

Arkansas Urology Building New $6M Facility

Arkansas Urology will begin work this month on a nearly $6 million, 12,467-SF new outpatient surgery center in Little Rock, expected to open by October 2017.

Rich Huddleston

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

Jeff Smith

Smith Family Funeral Homes Purchases Huson Funeral Home

Smith Family Funeral Homes has purchased Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood and will rename it Smith Sherwood Funeral Home.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

T.J. Lefler

Colony West Shopping Center Sells for $7.1M

Sage Partners announces the purchase of the Colony West Shopping Center in Little Rock for $7.1 million.

Unemployment in second quarter in the Little Rock Zone according to the Burgundy Book.

Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

Inside the FedEx facility in Mabelvale.

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people.

New Owners Plan Renovations to Fayetteville’s EJ Ball Building

Specialized Real Estate Group of Fayetteville and Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock has purchased the E.J. Ball Building in Fayetteville and plans renovations.