Education Archive

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

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.)

2 Life Sciences Firms in Little Rock to Merge

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2019 10:03 am

Navaux Inc., an early stage life sciences company in Little Rock, has merged with Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock.

State Unemployment Unchanged at 3.7 Percent, Due to Revision

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 09:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in January and unchanged from the previous month because December's rate was revised up, to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.

Not So Special Elections (Aaron Newell Commentary)

by Aaron Newell 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A generation ago Arkansans paid a sales tax of just 3 percent on the goods they purchased. Today, the state average is more than triple that. A few cities are over 12 percent. What happened?

Rocked by Rift, Pledger Earns Applause at AETN Commission Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The rift between the Arkansas Educational Television Network and its support and fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation, didn't get any mention at Tuesday's quarterly meeting of the AETN Commission in Little Rock.

Hunger Relief Alliance, Razorback Foundation Names New Board Members (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Jennifer Martinez Belt has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock.

Lyon College Receives $1M Gift

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2019 10:57 am

Lyon College in Batesville has received a $1 million gift from the John W. Edwards trust — the largest-ever gift for the college from a Batesville resident.

AIA Arkansas, Fay Jones School Work to Make Architecture More Inclusive

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design are working to expose more young people to the profession and to expose more young people to successful professionals who look like them and who come from similar backgrounds.

New Onboarding Process Keeps Walmart Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/4/2019 12:00 am

When Walmart Inc. decided a year ago to expand its driver pool more significantly than it had ever done in the past, the question was whether it could bring enough drivers on board fast enough to accomplish what the company wanted with its fleet expansion.

Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.

Everybody, and Nobody, Is Talking About YouTube

by Kyle Massey 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Pedophile comments attached to YouTube videos featuring children pushed multimillion-dollar advertisers like AT&T, Disney, Hasbro and Nestle to halt commercials on the Google-owned video website.

Arkansas Behind U.S. in Architecture & Engineering Salaries

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for architects and engineers in Arkansas in May 2017 was $69,540, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, said $29 million in operating losses detected by a recent audit were “accounting errors” outside his control.

Marlon Blackwell Raises Bar on Framework of Arkansas Architecture

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Marlon Blackwell , the Fayetteville architect, admits he sees little downside in being famous, as long as he remembers where he came from.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 01:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

Presenting the 31st Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMS

by Mark Friedman 2/25/2019 12:00 am

When the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced in April 2014 that Dr. Gareth Morgan would lead the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, it was cause for a celebration. The cheers didn't last long.

Population & Job Growth Shifts in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas exceeded population growth until about 2010.

Chenal Rehabilitation Sells For $5.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/25/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Stein & Associates of Fort Smith bought the Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Andrea Ritchie Brings PR Experience to CJRW (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2019 12:00 am

Andrea Ritchie has joined CJRW's northwest Arkansas office in Springdale as an account executive.