Northeast Arkansas Archive

The Cold War Hot Again, Blytheville Moves Ahead with Museum Plan

by Todd Traub 5/15/2019 01:38 pm

Cold War nostalgia is in full swing, leading some to forecast success for Blytheville's efforts to transform the former Eaker Air Force Base into a Cold War museum.

Keli Jacobi Joins Lyon College (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2019 12:00 am

Keli Jacobi has been hired as the director of marketing and communications at Lyon College in Batesville.

Sunstar Merges with Todd Agency of Little Rock

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2019 11:30 am

Sunstar Insurance Group LLC of Little Rock has continued its expansion trend, announcing a merger with the Todd Agency of Little Rock.

Prysmian Group to Expand Paragould Plant, Add 12 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/6/2019 11:02 am

Prysmian Group of Milan, Italy, says it will expand its Paragould facility, investing $2.8 million and adding 12 positions. The plant already employs 182 people at 1 Prestolite Drive.

Walter Hussman Bets Big on a Digital Democrat-Gazette

by Kyle Massey 5/6/2019 09:49 am

Soon, readers won't get a newspaper outside central Arkansas and the northwest. Operations will be mostly digital, and a Sunday-only print edition is conceivable, Publisher Walter Hussman says.

Shawnie Carrier Connects with Jetton General (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Shawnie Carrier has joined Jetton General Contracting in Paragould as director of strategic development.

Ritter Extends Reach with $8M Data Center in Jonesboro

by Todd Traub 5/1/2019 01:49 pm

Ritter Communications celebrates the start of construction on its $8 million, 8,882-SF cloud and data storage facility in Jonesboro.

Joseph Bates Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Health Care Heroes Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2019 09:42 am

Joseph Bates III of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Health Care Heroes awards luncheon on April 24.

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

by George Waldon 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Reports that there were “no ducks” in the Arkansas Delta this hunting season were greatly exaggerated, but industry leaders are concerned nonetheless.

Hope Remains for $410M Forrest City Plant

by Jan Cottingham 4/29/2019 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's trade war with China may have helped delay the $410 million textile plant planned for Forrest City, but it hasn't killed it.

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2019 12:00 am

The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century.

Workout Anytime Enters State, Picking Paragould

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Workout Anytime, a chain of gyms headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, expanded to Arkansas last month, landing in Paragould because the community there is a good fit for its “high-value, low-price” model.

Dragon Woodland Entrepreneurs Also Crafty with Auto Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

In 2017, a jury in New York found the chairman of Dragon Woodland and his wife not guilty of illegally exporting luxury vehicles, forcing the return of 47 luxury SUVs and trucks and $3.7 million seized by the federal government.

Two-Thirds of Arkansas Counties Lose Residents

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Two-thirds of Arkansas' counties lost population between 2012 and 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Staying 'Prayerful' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/29/2019 12:00 am

President Trump may think that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” but St. Francis County workers need jobs and Arkansas farmers, the top rice producers in the world, would love to ship their rice to China. Agriculture is, after all, the state's biggest industry.

Chris Caldwell Sees Success Grown in The Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Christ Caldwell, the federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority, touts the agency's return on investment in the area.

Ballard Advances at E.C. Barton (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Emillee Ballard has been promoted to human resources generalist at E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

Gummies Can Wait: Arkansas' First Legal Pot Crop Is In, and It's All Bud

by Kyle Massey 4/26/2019 02:34 pm

Employees of Bold Team LLC of Cotton Plant, the first operating cultivator in the state's 29-month march to establishing a medical cannabis market, completed stripping hundreds of mature plants this week. The state expects the first dispensary to open in Hot Springs by mid-May.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2019 11:17 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Regulators Approve Capital Bank Name Change to Encore Bank

by Lance Turner 4/25/2019 10:09 am

The Capital Bank in Little Rock says that the state Bank Department has approved its name change to Encore Bank.