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Boyd Metals Expanding at LR Port, Will Add 20 Jobs

Boyd Metals has announces plans to expand its facility at the Port of Little Rock, adding 40,500 SF for processing equipment and increased inventory and making room for 20 new jobs. read more >
A solar installer at a job financed via Loanpal, which finances sustainable home projects. It opened a planned 100-worker operation last month in Bentonville.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Small Business

Businesses, Nonprofits Rally Behind Solar Power, Against New Bill

They say the legislation, which would roll back net metering, would cripple the industry. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Pulaski County Notes Solar Project With TPI Set to Save $250K Annually

The project, long a goal of County Judge Barry Hyde and County Attorney Adam Fogleman, is expected to be completed next year. read more >
From left: Charles Mobley of the Major Taylor Cycling Club; North Little Rock Mayor Hartwick; Pulaski County Judge Bert Parker with Big Dam Bridge Foundation; and North Little Rock Parks Director Steve Shields break ground on the Big Dam Bridge North Plaza project.
Construction / Tourism

Work Begins on New Plaza at Big Dam Bridge

It will feature a bicycle repair station, benches and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler. read more >
Carl Geffken, Fort Smith city administrator, suggests that his town spend the funds on water projects.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Rescue Cash for Every City, County and Town

The 14 larger Arkansas cities receiving nearly $209 million in federal pandemic recovery funds aren’t looking a gift horse in the mouth — even one that comes with 150 pages of riding instructions. read more >
Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde speaks during a flip-the-switch ceremony for Today Power's new solar project at the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Energy / Government & Politics

County Dedicates First of 2 Solar Projects With Today’s Power

County Judge Barry Hyde flipped the switch on a new 756-panel solar project Tuesday at the Pulaski County Detention Center near the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, and Today’s Power Inc. joined him in basking in the glow. read more >
Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 200 Holiday Drive in Maumelle
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Hospitality Owners Challenge Property Tax Valuations

The owners of a string of Little Rock-area hotels and motels have taken a shared property tax grievance to Pulaski County Circuit Court that could have implications across the state. read more >
SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock.
Construction / Health Care / Manufacturing / Real Estate

SCA Pharma Announces $10M Airport Expansion

SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock, which makes sterile pharmaceuticals for hospital pharmacies and health care facilities throughout the country, says it will expand its operations in Little Rock. read more >
The Amazon distribution center under construction near the Little Rock Port Industrial Park will have about 3.2 million SF under roof.
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

Update: Amazon Says Little Rock Center Will Employ More Than 1,000

Amazon on Tuesday officially announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Little Rock, an 825,000-SF facility that will employ more than 1,000 full-time workers and open in 2021. read more >
Small Business

Alleviant Health Centers to Expand Little Rock HQ, Create 115 Jobs

Alleviant Health Centers, which operates mental health clinics in six states, is expanding its headquarters in Little Rock and creating 115 jobs. read more >
From left, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Express Rx CEO Galen Perkins and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. pose for a photo after announcing that the company has opened its new headquarters in the city.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Real Estate

Express Rx Brings Headquarters, 24 Jobs to Little Rock

Express Rx opened its new headquarters in Little Rock last week and plans to create 24 upper-level management and support staff jobs. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Retail / Transportation

HMS Mfg. to Open Manufacturing Plant at Little Rock Port, Hire 90

HMS Mfg. Co. of Troy, Michigan, announced Wednesday that it will open a 550,000-SF injection molding facility at the Port of Little Rock, creating about 90 jobs over the next two years. read more >
Barry Hyde
Government & Politics

Pulaski County Touts Solar Savings in Deal With Today’s Power

Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock is building $13.6 million in solar installations to provide 8 megawatts of low-priced electricity to power Pulaski County operations. read more >
Sen. Tom Cotton visits the Little Rock headquarters of Southwest Power Pool last month.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal / Real Estate

PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom CottonLock Icon

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes." read more >
Barry Hyde
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

PACE Expands Improvement District Model

The Preserve at Aldersgate in Little Rock will be the first major Arkansas project taking advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing. read more >
A.J. Gilbert, Little Rock managing partner of New Cap Investment Partners LLC, is building the The Preserve at Aldersgate with assistance from Pulaski County’s commercial PACE program.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Real Estate

PACE Financing Allows Aldersgate Apartments To Put Costs on Tax Bill

Pulaski County has given green building projects a lucrative green light, and developers of a west Little Rock apartment project have hit the accelerator. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Entergy Makes Offer of Synergy to Solar Proponents

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission wrangles over rules for putting home-generated electricity onto the grid, the biggest news for Pulaski County may be that it could find a path to net metering despite Entergy’s opposition to its legal arguments. read more >
Business Services / Energy / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens. read more >
Barry Hyde
Government & Politics / Transportation

Pulaski County Judge Rejects Plan for Little Italy

The chief administrative officer for Pulaski County has rejected Little Italy's incorporation request. read more >
Barry Hyde
Government & Politics

Barry Hyde Named to National Association of Counties Committee (Movers & Shakers)

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde has been appointed to the National Association of Counties’ Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee. read more >