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Little Rock Port Facilities Nearing CompletionLock Icon

Industrial facilities like the $400 million Trex plant, the Synthesia Technology thermal/acoustic insulation plant and the Fiocchi primer complex are under construction now at the Little Rock Port. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Transportation

W&W/AFCO Steel Building Bridges at Little Rock Port

In a 138,846-SF building originally devoted to wind turbine blades, production has shifted to structural steel fabrication. read more >
A rendering of the administration building on the future Fiocchi campus at the Little Rock Port Industrial Park.
Construction / Manufacturing

Fiocchi to Start on $42M Plant at Little Rock PortLock Icon

The location of choice for an Italian ammo maker’s second Pulaski County manufacturing plant presents challenging topography dominated by floodplain and wetland. read more >
A rendering of Fiocchi of America's planned primer manufacturing facility at the Little Rock Port
Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Update: Fiocchi to Expand With $42M Plant at Little Rock Port

The ammunition manufacturer said the project will create 120 jobs. 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 >
Amazon’s massive distribution center at the Port of Little Rock loomed in the background last month as Bluestem broke ground on its speculative warehouse project, nearly a million SF of space.
Business Services / Construction / Manufacturing / Transportation

Little Rock’s Emerging Identity as Logistics HubLock Icon

In the last two years, eight major distribution and logistics projects have been announced in the greater Little Rock area. read more >
Luke Neville, co-founder and partner at Bluestem Partners of Kansas City, speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a warehouse project at the Little Rock Port on July 14, 2022.
Business Services / Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Project to Bring Nearly 1 Million SF of Warehouse Space to Little Rock Port

Kansas-based commercial real estate firm Bluestem Partners broke ground on the development Thursday. read more >
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The Little Rock Port: An Engine For Growth (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A rainy Wednesday morning could not dampen the spirits at the Little Rock Port, which is having a moment. read more >
A Google Street View image of 7773 Sloane Road, an office building at the Little Rock Port formerly occupied by Delta Dental.
Business Services / Real Estate

Little Rock Port Sees Multi-Use Space in Former Delta Dental Site

The port is looking at buying the two-story building for $2 million and using it for job training, extra office space and more. read more >
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Construction / Manufacturing / Real Estate

$30M Chemical Plant Planned for Little Rock Port

Synthesia Technologies will employ 50 workers and generate 850 railcars of traffic yearly. read more >
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End of Sales Tax Slows Little Rock Port ExpansionLock Icon

For the moment, the industrial park’s prime source of cash to buy land has gone dry. read more >
Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Security Grant Puts Little Rock Port Haul Near $10M

The Little Rock Port Authority plans to begin installing a new security system this summer, a project funded in part by a $570,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in January. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

Little Rock Port Lands New AcreageLock Icon

The holdings overseen by the Little Rock Port Authority recently grew by more than 330 acres in a cashless transaction. read more >
Tamika Edwards and Keith Harvey
Government & Politics

Little Rock Port Authority Board Adds 2

Tamika Edwards and Keith Harvey are sworn in as new members of the Little Rock Port Authority Board. read more >
The Montgomery Point Lock and Dam at the confluence of the Mississippi and White rivers marks the entrance channel into the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
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Biden Budget Includes $149M for Three Rivers ProjectLock Icon

President Joe Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 includes $149 million for the Three Rivers Project, which officials say would prevent an economically devastating shutdown of the 50-year-old McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. read more >
Little Rock Port Authority
Construction / Government & Politics

Buttigieg: Infrastructure Needs Fixes, Long-Term Investment

Now is the right time to repair infrastructure and invest in it for the future, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says marking the 50th anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System. read more >
“Where some come asking for incentives, Amazon didn’t,” said Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority.
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Gratis Industrial Ground Remains a Go-To IncentiveLock Icon

Unlike other companies calling, Amazon didn’t focus on incentives when it paid the market rate for its future distribution center property. read more >
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Panel: Planning Key to Meeting Arkansas’ Infrastructure Needs

Many of Arkansas’ current infrastructure projects require long-term plans that can be modified as needed, four industry professionals said during the “RechARge Arkansas: Regional Infrastructure Update” webinar. read more >
Welspun COO Rajesh Chokhani (center) talks about how the end of the Keystone XL pipeline could affect his Little Rock factory as U.S. Rep. French Hill (left) and Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority, listen.
Energy

‘Difficult’ to Sustain Jobs Without Keystone, Welspun Exec Says

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Arkansas, joined state economic development leaders and executives of Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock on Friday, aiming to raise pressure on the Biden administration for revoking the federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Keystone Cancellation Casts A Shadow at the Little Rock Port

President Joe Biden revoked the federal permit for the on-again, off-again Keystone XL oil pipeline on Wednesday, a move that will have ripple effects on Welspun Tubular LLC of Little Rock and the Little Rock Port. read more >