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Discovering Arkansas: Census Bureau Estimates Show Rising PopulationLock Icon

More than half of Arkansas’ 75 counties have seen their populations grow since 2020, and the state’s population is growing at close to 2%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. read more >
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Municipal Goals: Arkansas Cities Invest in Youth & Amateur Sports Facilities

Many Arkansas cities are building sports complexes as recreation and economic development hubs. The idea is to maximize revenue from tournaments and daily user fees, and to capitalize on growing sports tourism. read more >
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40 Great Whispers (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Whispers, the chatty space devoted to juicy news and informed speculation, has been the most popular feature in Arkansas Business right from the beginning. Here we summarize some of the best. read more >
Cyclists cross the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock over the Arkansas River. Housing construction in the Little Rock metro area hit a 14-year high in 2021.
Construction / Real Estate

Little Rock Region Saw Post-COVID Housing Boom, Report Says

Housing starts in the region hit a 14-year high. Meanwhile, affordability remained among the best in the nation, according to Metroplan. read more >
One of the sandwiches available at I Heart Mac & Cheese, the fast-casual restaurant that just opened its first Arkansas location in Benton
Restaurants & Food

I Heart Mac & Cheese Opens 1st Arkansas Location

The restaurant chain is a fast-casual concept that specializes in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches. read more >
Real Estate

Texas Group Lassoes 165 Homes in Central ArkansasLock Icon

The group spent $39.6 million on houses it apparently plans to use as single-family rental properties. read more >
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Specialty Chemical Maker US Vanadium Acquires Benton Processing Plant

The company plans to ramp up production of a variety of products. read more >
Plans by GBT Realty of Brentwood, Tennessee, of The Shoppes at Benton.
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Developer Plans 170,000-SF Shoppes at Benton for Spring 2017

Developers are planning a new, 170,000-SF retail center with about 20 stores west of Alcoa Road on the north side of Interstate 30 in Benton. read more >