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The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of Redevelopment

The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of Redevelopment

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Verizon Arena is recognized as the key that started a redevelopment engine for downtown North Little Rock. Celebrating its 20th birthday in October, the facility is touted as an $83 million, debt-free, financially self-sufficient showcase for central Arkansas events. read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

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The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. read more >

US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2% Rate in First Quarter

US Economy Grew at Strong 3.2% Rate in First Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. read more >

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

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Almost five years after it opened, the Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field is living up to expectations, city and economic development officials say. read more >

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

Oregon Firm to Acquire American Railcar Industries

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Publicly traded Greenbrier Companies Inc. of Lake Oswego, Oregon, announced Thursday that it will acquire the manufacturing business of American Railcar Industries of St. Charles, Missouri, for $430 million from ITE Management LP. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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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 >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >