Northeast Arkansas Archive

A-State's Agribusiness Conference Set For Feb. 13

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2019 10:55 am

This year's Agribusiness Conference at Arkansas State University, to be held Feb. 13, will mark its 25th year of providing timely information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South.

Arkansas Revenue Remains Above Forecast

by Associated Press 1/3/2019 11:34 am

Arkansas finance officials say a surge in corporate income tax collections kept the state's revenue above forecast last month, despite lower than expected sales and individual income tax collections.

Jim Bailey, Revered Arkansas Sportswriter, Dies at 86

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2019 10:51 am

Jim Bailey, who delighted Razorback fans, baseball addicts and boxing buffs for nearly six decades as one of Arkansas' most knowledgeable and polished sportswriters, died Wednesday night after a decade of Alzheimer's disease, his family said.

Arkansas Century Farm Program Honors 42 Farms from 25 Counties

by Kyle Massey 1/2/2019 10:19 am

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized 42 Arkansas farms for staying in the same family over 100 years, including five family farms dating to before the Civil War.

Survey Suggests Improving Business Conditions in Midwest

by Associated Press 1/2/2019 06:59 am

A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Arkansas. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the shortages of skilled workers are still holding back even stronger growth.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Caldwell Moves to VP Slot at St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Darren Caldwell has been named vice president of regional services at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Is Your Company Prepared for Minimum Wage Hike? (Jane Kim Commentary)

by Jane A. Kim 12/20/2018 10:25 am

Arkansans voted in November to increase the state's minimum hourly wage rate by $2.50 over the next three years. Here's what employers can do to prepare.

Henry Award Finalists Named for Tourism Honors

by Kyle Massey 12/19/2018 04:21 pm

From zombies to Lum & Abner, an eclectic lineup of finalists is up for honors at the 2019 Henry Awards for tourism promotion, to be presented at the 45th Annual Arkansas Conference on Tourism in February in Hot Springs.

Holiday Corporate Gifts: The Investment That Keeps on Giving (Kent Middleton Commentary)

by Kent Middleton 12/19/2018 10:05 am

Do promotional products or swag really work? And how can they be leveraged to our advantage — not just during the holidays, but all year round?

Big River, Big Gift: Osceola Steel Mill 'Keeps On Giving'

by Jan Cottingham 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Big River Steel, which sits on 1,300 acres not far from Osceola in Mississippi County, employs more than 500 workers at an average annual salary exceeding $75,000.

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Nucor Corp.'s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings.

Baptist Memorial, NYIT Partner to Train Doctors in A-State Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/13/2018 10:09 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis is partnering with the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to train future doctors.

ASU Underscores Journalism With New School

by Todd Traub 12/12/2018 02:33 pm

Arkansas State University is putting the "J" back in journalism. The university has announced a board of trustees-approved resolution to create the School of Media & Journalism as an area of excellence within the College of Liberal Arts & Communication.

Lawsuit Says Flawed Walmart Contract Foiling Discounter Dirt Cheap

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Walmart sued over its restrictive covenant related to a Jonesboro retail shopping center.

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

by George Waldon 12/10/2018 12:00 am

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.

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

by Trey Cooper 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage.