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Amazon Plans Last-Mile Facility in Jonesboro

The 58,000-SF facility will be located on Moore Road off the Joe N Martin Expressway, Jonesboro Unlimited said in a news release. read more >
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Mississippi County Awards $720K in Infrastructure Grants

Seven projects to support critical water and sewer infrastructure received funds. read more >
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State Awards $15M to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The money comes from a federal program that's funding construction a national network of EV charging stations by 2030. read more >
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Searcy County Gets $1.7M Grant to Transform Former Garment Factory

The site was formerly home to ZacBac Apparel LLC, which was one of the county's largest employers. read more >
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Arkansas Business Announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2024

This year's honorees include business leaders, entrepreneurs, medical professionals and others who are making a significant impact in their companies and communities. read more >
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Baldwin & Shell to Build $147M Little Rock West High School CampusLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a $147 million construction contract to build a new high school. read more >
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Skilled Trades Make a Comeback (Editorial)

As more young people seek to enter the skilled trades, Arkansas schools need to accommodate them. read more >
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FBT Bank Appoints New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

Charles Anderson and Lynn Wilson have both been appointed. read more >
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Landmark Acquisition Tops $38M Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Landmark Apartments II LLC, led by Sam Alley, sold phase 2 of its namesake complex at 1600 Rushmore Ave. to a group of 17 limited liability companies. read more >
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Another Month of Robust US Job Growth Points to Continued Economic Strength

Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate dipped from 3.9% to 3.8%. read more >
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State Highway Commission, Seeing Progress on I-30 Widening, Holds Off on Default Action Against Contractor

Johnson Bros. Corp. has increased work hours on the Saline County project by 160% in an effort to meet its latest deadline. read more >
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Micro-Apartments are Back After Nearly a Century, as Need for Affordable Housing Soars

There's concern that this type of affordable housing is not an ideal fit for an especially vulnerable group — families. read more >
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State Offers $10M in Grants to Enhance Electric Grid

An additional $5 million in funding expected to become available in late 2024. read more >
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The Baltimore Collapse Focused Attention on Vital Bridges. Thousands are in Poor Shape Across the US

After a yearlong closure, a bridge over the Puyallup River reopened in 2019 with a sturdy new span and a brand new name. It even won a national award. But […] read more >
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$18M Makeover: Pleasant Valley Country Club Dresses Up for PGA DebutLock Icon

Clark Contractors is nine months into an $18 million project at the Pleasant Valley Country Club while celebrating its 15th year in business. read more >
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Commerce Construction President Ernesto Lopez Jr. Talks Labor Shortages & Recruiting

He believes embedding trade schools in the public school system could be part of a long-term solution to the construction industry's labor shortage. read more >
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McCain Sears Site Sells for $2.3M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Anchor Realty Investments LLC, led by Alan and Jessica Bubbus, purchased the land and the 159,000-SF former Sears store at 3929 McCain Blvd. read more >
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FAQs for Public and Private Construction Contracts in Arkansas

Each state has its own laws that address key items and Arkansas’ body of construction-related law is limited but growing. read more >
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I-30 Expansion Project Eyes December Finish After Delays, Complaints From BusinessesLock Icon

Work on the project in Saline County has picked up significantly since ARDOT said it was considering holding contractor Johnson Bros. in default of contract. read more >
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PattiCakes Won’t Reopen After Fire, Owner Pursuing New Project

Owner Patti Stobaugh said the decision to move on from the business after 18 years marked a "very tough day."  read more >