Agriculture


Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation
Fayetteville Airport Manager Summer Fallen said facilities at Drake Field are at full capacity, thanks to a strong economy and more travelers with discretionary income

Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation This article is available only in print.

by Marty Cook – 3 days ago

It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas.


Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Tyson Ventures Invests in Clear Labs Inc.

Restaurants & Food

Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, has invested in Clear Labs Inc. of Menlo Park, California, a food testing and safety company, Bloomberg reports. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Health CareLegalCover Story

Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state's first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

Arkansas Personal Income Soars 7.5%

Arkansas Personal Income Soars 7.5%

Total personal income in Arkansas jumped at an annual rate of 7.5% in the fourth quarter of 2018, outpacing the U.S. growth rate of 5.2%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

Poppy Seed Overdose Prompts Lawsuit

Poppy Seed Overdose Prompts Lawsuit

Health CareLegalRestaurants & FoodWhispers

The parents of a Fayetteville man who died of a morphine overdose after drinking tea he made from poppy seeds he ordered from Amazon are suing the online retailer and Sincerely Nuts Inc. of New York, which marketed and sold the 5-pound bag of poppy seeds. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

Arkansas is one of 35 states still being considered as a potential new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service office and National Institute of Food & Agriculture office. Both are moving from Washington, D.C. read more >

The Art of The Deficit (Editorial)

The Art of The Deficit (Editorial)

Opinion

The U.S. trade deficit in goods set a record last year, rising 10 percent to $891.3 billion. This despite President Donald Trump's efforts to narrow the gap, primarily through the implementation of tariffs. This is a good news/bad news/worse news situation. read more >

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalTechnology & Telecom

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses. read more >

Marijuana Prices Range Widely in U.S.

Marijuana Prices Range Widely in U.S.

Health Care

The average price per ounce of high-quality marijuana in selected U.S. states, as of November 2018, varies widely, from $210.60 in Oregon to $600.70 in Washington, D.C. read more >