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Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic sent hospitality tax collections in Arkansas plummeting last year, and the blow to some tourism bureaus in the state, which rely on the taxes for revenue, was even worse than those figures show.

East Arkansas Tourist Byway Pedals Toward 2025 Finish This article is available only in print.

East Arkansas Tourist Byway Pedals Toward 2025 Finish
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The stage is set for an especially busy year of progress on the Delta Heritage Trail. Construction will be complete or in motion on more than 24 miles of biking-hiking pathway in east Arkansas backed by an estimated $9.4 million during 2021.


Webcast to Feature Global Thought Leader Renee Mauborgne

Webcast to Feature Global Thought Leader Renee Mauborgne

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Renee Mauborgne, an economist and professor at international business graduate school INSEAD, will lead the third webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business throughout 2021. read more >

Tourism Declines to 1990 Levels

Tourism Declines to 1990 Levels

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International tourist arrivals fell 74% in 2020 compared with 2019, according to the World Tourism Organization. That's equal to a decline of about 1.1 billion international arrivals, a level not seen since the late 1980s and early 1990s. read more >

The Last Trusted Leaders in the U.S.? (Brad Cousins Commentary)

The Last Trusted Leaders in the U.S.? (Brad Cousins Commentary)

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Trust in information sources is at an all-time low, an infodemic. If trust is low across the board, and information sources cannot be trusted, can business leaders afford to wade into this ocean of trust? I propose business must lead and lead now. read more >

Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic

Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic

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Since Jan. 1, 2020, about half of U.S. businesses continued to pay at least some of their workers told not to work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month. read more >

Housing In Northwest Arkansas Presents Challenge

Housing In Northwest Arkansas Presents Challenge

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City planners in northwest Arkansas are trying to answer the same question: As the region continues to grow in population, how does a city plan its own growth and where can all the new family homes and other residential units go? read more >

Arkansas Traffic Fatalities Increase in 2020

Arkansas Traffic Fatalities Increase in 2020

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The Arkansas State Police's Highway Patrol Division was still compiling the full-year statistics last week, but this much was clear: 2020 was significantly deadlier on Arkansas' roadways than typical. read more >

Out of Bankruptcy, Amfuel Soars

Out of Bankruptcy, Amfuel Soars

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When 70-year-old Magnolia defense contractor Amfuel needed rescue from bankruptcy a little over a year ago, turnaround investors in Los Angeles swooped in like one of the military choppers the Arkansas manufacturer equips with bullet-resistant fuel tanks. read more >