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Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion.
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Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage.
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SPONSORED: New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat

Changes in management practices are needed to make Greentree reservoirs more bountiful for waterfowl.
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