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Oaklawn Marks Grand Opening of $100M Expansion
The long anticipated $100 million expansion of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, which includes a 200-room high-rise hotel, a 14,000-SF event center and 28,000 SF of new gaming space, is now complete.

Oaklawn Marks Grand Opening of $100M Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller – 1 day ago

A global pandemic delayed but couldn't stop the $100 million expansion of Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs.

Land Deal Off, UA Looks to Replace Cash

Land Deal Off, UA Looks to Replace Cash
4 days ago

With the collapse of a $16.5 million land sale that drew opposition from Arkansas legislators, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is searching for ways to replace the lost revenue.


Businesses Scramble for Help As Job Openings Go Unfilled

Businesses Scramble for Help As Job Openings Go Unfilled

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It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. read more >

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for '20 In Their 20s'

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for '20 In Their 20s'

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Arkansas Business is accepting nominations for its annual "20 In Their 20s" class of young professionals who are making a difference in their companies, organizations and communities. read more >

Arkansas Business Announces 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

Arkansas Business Announces 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

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Arkansas Business announces this year's class of 40 Under 40, a group of rising young professionals who will be honored with an in-person luncheon and an interactive virtual event on June 17 in Little Rock. read more >

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart's sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations

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The COVID-19 pandemic drove down employment and pushed the U.S. economy into recession a year ago, and now many unemployed Americans are considering changing occupations, according to the Pew Research Center. read more >

A Virtuous Cycle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Virtuous Cycle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Recent days have underscored that there are really two American economies. As the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 33,000 for the first time, Congress is experimenting with direct cash infusions to reduce child poverty. read more >