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Cannabis Takes Mind Off Hotels
Storm Nolan, shown here in the space where he hopes to cultivate medical marijuana, says his family's hotel business is off by double digits due to COVID-19.

Cannabis Takes Mind Off Hotels

by Arkansas Business Staff – 1 week ago

Storm Nolan of Fort Smith may have a new medical marijuana cultivation facility in motion for Sebastian County, but his more immediate worry has been COVID-19's toll on the hospitality industry.

SPONSORED: Why Great Roads Are Essential to Arkansas Success

SPONSORED: Why Great Roads Are Essential to Arkansas Success
1 week ago

As a civil engineer involved with the design and construction of highways, bridges and city streets in our state, I understand firsthand the importance of adequate funding to support good roads. A well-funded highway program is essential to all areas of commerce.


Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

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The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state's eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. read more >

Esports Gaming Center Opens in Fayetteville

Esports Gaming Center Opens in Fayetteville

Restaurants & FoodTechnology & Telecom

The Grid Esports, an online gaming center in the works for two years, held a soft opening on Oct. 1 in Fayetteville. A VIP opening event is set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, and a grand opening is planned for Friday-Sunday. read more >

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Will Not End Well (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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The number of COVID deaths in our country has already topped 200,000 (roughly the population of Little Rock). But there are millions upon millions of other casualties: More than 61 million unemployment claims had been filed between March and mid-September. read more >

Clinton House Museum Looks for Options

Clinton House Museum Looks for Options

The Clinton House Museum has 15 months to find a new funding model after the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotions Commission voted 6-0 to end its funding on the facility at the end of the year. read more >

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

Little Rock A&P Tax Collections Plunge

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By now you've heard that the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has cut 39 positions — 35 full time and four part time. A look at the accompanying chart will give you a good idea why. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

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The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

The 2020 20 In Their 20's: The Future Looks Bright From Here

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From Rogers to Jonesboro to Benton and McCrory, there is bright young talent across our state. For the 11th year, Arkansas Business is proud to introduce 20 of the freshest faces in business and community service. read more >