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Booming Economy in NWA Fuels Area's Private Aviation
Fayetteville Airport Manager Summer Fallen said facilities at Drake Field are at full capacity, thanks to a strong economy and more travelers with discretionary income

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by Marty Cook – 4 days ago

It doesn't take a numbers guru to know that things are adding up for the Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Summer Fallen, the airport service manager, says the airport has felt the positive effects of a strong economy in northwest Arkansas.


Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

Delta I-Fund Startups Featured at Demo Day

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Rejuvenix of Little Rock, a graduate of the Delta Innovation Fund accelerator, won $10,000 for technical assistance last week at the program's 2019 Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. 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 >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Baker House Reopens After $150K Remodel

Baker House Reopens After $150K Remodel

Stacy and Nathan Hamilton — a real estate agent and communications director for the city of North Little Rock, respectively — are hosting a grand reopening at 5 p.m. Friday for the remodeled 122-year-old Baker House at 501 Main St. in downtown North Little Rock. read more >

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

UA's CBER to Host Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16

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The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will present its regular Quarterly Business Analysis on May 16 in Fayetteville. read more >

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

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Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

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An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

Row Between Owners Doomed Blue Canoe Brewing

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Blue Canoe Brewing, the nanobrewery in east Little Rock with the taproom, is no more. A founder's lawsuit gives some hints into the troubles that doomed the five-year-old dream that began on Kickstarter. read more >

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

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The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

Restaurateur Capi Peck Mixes Warmth with Strength

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Despite a hospitality background, Capi Peck didn't start out to be a restaurateur. Nonetheless, she opened Trio's in 1986 and has since become a leader not just in the local restaurant industry, but also on the Little Rock Board of Directors. read more >

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

Rocky's Pub Eyes Sherwood Location

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Rocky's Togo (pronounced “to-go”), a takeout place that succeeded Rocky's Pub, a North Little Rock restaurant with something of a cult following attributable largely to its Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, appears poised to open a full sit-down restaurant at the former Jo Jos Bar-B-Q in Sherwood. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

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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.) read more >