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Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

Arkansas Business Announces CFO Finalists, Tickets Info

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Arkansas Business' 2019 CFO of the Year finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. read more >

NABE Survey: 34% of Economists Expect Recession in 2021

NABE Survey: 34% of Economists Expect Recession in 2021

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A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. read more >

Pair of WLR Apartments Sold for Combined $56.5M

Pair of WLR Apartments Sold for Combined $56.5M

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The sale of west Little Rock apartment developments starts this week's procession of million-dollar real estate transactions, followed by a Searcy hotel and three Sherwood properties. read more >

Airport Upgrades of $41M En Route to Texarkana Regional

Airport Upgrades of $41M En Route to Texarkana Regional

Transportation

No shovels have turned dirt yet at the Texarkana Regional Airport, but that should change in a big way during the next 60 days. Highlighted by a two-story, 37,000-SF terminal, construction activity is expected to be the new normal for months to come. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

P. Allen Smith Budget Battle Reveals State's Digital Divide

P. Allen Smith Budget Battle Reveals State's Digital Divide

Whispers

If you needed a handy metric to illustrate how far newspapers have sunk in the new media world, ponder this: Of the nearly $7 million a year Arkansas spends on media marketing to promote state tourism, only one one-thousandth — about $7,000 — goes to newspapers. read more >

Distribution Center Tops $20.7M Mark (Real Deals)

Distribution Center Tops $20.7M Mark (Real Deals)

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Glen Una Holdings Little Rock LLC of Los Gatos, California, purchased the 104 Champs Blvd. project from RCS-Little Rock LLC, an affiliate of Real Capital Solutions of Louisville, Colorado. read more >

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith's Pay?

Should Arkansas Quadruple P. Allen Smith's Pay?

Outtakes

Before calculating whether Arkansas gardening and lifestyle celebrity P. Allen Smith is worth $845,000 a year to the state for promotion, consider this: State tourism and marketing officials say they have better ways to spend the $200,000 a year Smith has been getting. read more >

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

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A three-day period of killing in the Arkansas Delta a century ago will be commemorated with the Elaine Massacre Memorial, to be dedicated across the street from the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena on Sept. 29. read more >

'Ever Mindful' (Editorial)

'Ever Mindful' (Editorial)

Opinion

While P. Allen Smith is seeking a $645,600 raise from the state, Stacy Hurst, chief of the Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, wants proof that Smith is earning the $200,000 he currently gets. read more >

Maumelle Warehouse Sold for $20.7M

Maumelle Warehouse Sold for $20.7M

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A 484,932-SF distribution facility in Maumelle, a 54-room motel in North Little Rock, 80 acres in Benton, a 3,889-SF home in Little Rock, a 2,952-SF eatery in southwest Little Rock and a 19-unit apartment complex in Conway combine for this week's six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions in central Arkansas. read more >