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Northeast Arkansas

Working to Improve Child Care in Arkansas (Angela Duran Commentary)

Arkansas businesses have a role to play in ensuring every child reaches its full potential.

Sultana Museum Sets Date to Begin Construction

Zellner Construction Services LLC of Memphis was picked as the general contractor.

UAMS to Establish Institute for Community Health Innovation

Pearl McElfish of the UAMS Rockefeller Cancer Institute

The institute, which will be based in northwest Arkansas, will have staff and offices across the state.

Jonesboro Municipal Airport Awarded $5M for New Terminal

The structure will replace a terminal destroyed by a tornado in March 2020.

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Joe Ford, Conway Regional Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Ford received the Legacy of Leadership award in honor of a career spanning business and the highest levels of government. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Family Dollar Plea Deal Includes $41.7M Fine for Rodent-Infested Warehouse in West Memphis

The fine is the largest-ever monetary criminal penalty in a food safety case, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. read more >
Government & Politics / Industry / Tourism / Transportation

ARDOT Plans to Minimize Eclipse Traffic Woes

It is Steve Frisbee’s unenviable job to make sure the April 8 total solar eclipse doesn’t become a total traffic nightmare for Arkansas. read more >
Banking & Finance / Industry / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Eclipse Economics: Arkansas Expects Tourism Boom on the HorizonLock Icon

To calculate how many eclipse chasers will be looking skyward in Arkansas at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 8, economists and tourism officials started by looking backward. read more >
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The Eclipse: Arkansas’ Chance to Shine (Editorial)

The eclipse gives the state’s tourism industry an unparalleled opportunity to shine. read more >
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Most Cities See Growth In A&P Taxes in 2023

Twelve of the 17 cities tracked by Arkansas Business reported increased revenue from taxes on lodging and prepared foods in 2023. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Tourism

State Awards $4.34M for Outdoor Recreation Projects

The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods Park grants and matching grants. read more >
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Rising Operational Costs Hit Truckers Hard

The freight recession has driven down what carriers can charge, while inflationary pressures have made operations more expensive. read more >
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Help Me Help You (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Bad press releases are a waste of your money and my time. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Tourism

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Post-Prison Transfer Board Lona McCastlain, Austin, designated as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of […] read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

Mississippi County to Award $750K in Infrastructure Grants

Funds will support vital water and sewer infrastructure improvements and projects. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Heat Pump Maker Hydro-Temp Gets $10.9M Grant for Expansion

The company teamed up with Energy Catalyst of Watervliet, New York, on a proposed co-development to increase their annual heat pump production ten-fold. read more >
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Anna Beth Gorman Selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program (Movers & Shakers)

Gorman is CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock. read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Real Estate

Helena Hospital Sold and Renamed

Progressive Health Group purchased the hospital from Quorum Health of Brentwood, Tennessee, and is under contract with the city of Helena. read more >
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Arkansas’ Biggest Deals in 2023 Total $29B

The No. 1 deal was Nippon Steel’s planned $14.9 billion purchase of U.S. Steel. read more >
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Filmmaker Jeff Nichols to Keynote Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The event is schedule for Feb. 25-27 in Jonesboro. read more >
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Jonathan Cole Named President of Appraisal Institute’s Arkansas Chapter

He's the appraisal review manager at First Community Bank of Batesville. read more >
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Calvin King Reappointed to FHLB Dallas Advisory Council

King is the founder, president and CEO of the Arkansas Land and Farm Development Corp. in Brinkley. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care

US Awards $7M in Grants for Nurse Training Center, Water Treatment Plant in Northeast Arkansas

The funds will support workforce development and critical infrastructure improvements to support current and future business needs. read more >
Education / Health Care

Ashley Mounts Joins Lyon College’s School of Veterinary Medicine

Mounts is a small animal clinical veterinarian who has practiced for more than 15 years in central Arkansas. read more >