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$18M Makeover: Pleasant Valley Country Club Dresses Up for PGA DebutLock Icon

Clark Contractors is nine months into an $18 million project at the Pleasant Valley Country Club while celebrating its 15th year in business. read more >
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Dillard’s Sales Down 5% in Q4, Fiscal Year  

CEO William T. Dillard II said that considering the "weak consumer environment," the results were respectable. read more >

Mark Beach: CDI Contractors

CDI's new president and CEO read more >
A room in the new critical care unit at Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock
Health Care

Baptist Health Opens New Critical Care Unit at NLR Hospital

The addition brings the total number of critical care beds at the hospital to 44. read more >
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Construction / Tourism

Albert Ogenche Joins Cromwell Architects Engineers (Movers & Shakers)

Ogenche will focus on electrical design, calculating lighting, voltage and circuit currents as well as developing construction documents. read more >
A rendering of the Market Center of the Ozarks, a $31 million food hub planned for Springdale.
Construction / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Food Hub Breaks Ground in Springdale

The $31 million hub will include commercial kitchens and community space and improve access to locally produced food. read more >

CDI Contractors Chief Lloyd Garrison Retiring; Mark Beach Named Next CEO

Garrison will remain with the company as chairman for a period of time. read more >
Dillard's Inc. headquarters in Little Rock
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Comeback Kid (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Heading into the pandemic, you might have doubted that Dillard’s would emerge intact, with record profits and share prices. But that’s exactly what happened. read more >
Bernhard is overseeing a $150 million energy project at UAMS. Its biggest component is a $51 million generation plant that’s ahead of schedule.
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$150M UAMS Energy Project Ensures Unbroken Power, Savings CertaintyLock Icon

The face of a $150 million energy project at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences peers down on visitors to the northeast side of the Little Rock campus, just behind the Markham Street Walgreens. read more >
Sam Ellis and Antoine Lucas of Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock.
Construction / Energy

Ellis, Lucas Promoted at Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

Sam Ellis has been named vice president of IT and chief information security officer of Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock, and Antoine Lucas has been named vice president of engineering. read more >

Construction of $50M Marshals Museum is Underway

Construction of the $50 million United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith began Thursday. read more >
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Jonathan Adams Joins Nabholz (Movers & Shakers)

Jonathan Adams has been hired as business development officer in central and south Arkansas for Nabholz Construction in Conway. read more >
The design of the planned U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith is intended to evoke the image of a marshal’s badge stuck in the ground, inspired by the ending of “High Noon.”
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US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design. read more >
Pulaski Technical College celebrated the grand opening of its Center for Humanities and Arts on Feb. 2.

Pulaski Technical College Debuts $30M Center for Humanities and Arts

Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock held a grand opening celebration Tuesday for its new $30 million, 90,000-SF Center for Humanities and Arts. read more >
Pulaski Technical College Fine & Performing Arts/Humanities Building
Construction / Education

Pulaski Technical College to Unveil New $30M Facility

Pulaski Technical College will celebrate the completion of its new $30 million Center for Humanities and the Arts with a public grand opening celebration at 2 p.m. Tuesday at its main campus. read more >
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Dillard’s 1Q Net Income Drops 2 Percent, Same-Stores Sales Down 1 Percent

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock reports net income of $109.6 million, down about 2 percent from the same time last year as same-store sales slid 1 percent. "We are disappointed with our first quarter performance," Dillard's CEO William T. Dillard II said in a news release. read more >
Bentley Wallace, Vice President of Economic Development at Pulaski Tech. 
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Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools. read more >
This aerial photo of the Outlets at Little Rock was taken in December. The 325,000-SF shopping center is to open in the summer.
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Outlets at Little Rock Developer Talks Construction, Tenants, Impact

The Outlets at Little Rock will open this summer. Michael Barelli, vice president of New England Development, recently talked to Arkansas Business about the 325,000-SF shopping center coming to central Arkansas. read more >
Construction of a new Kroger Marketplace in Benton is planned with an adjacent retail center, shown shaded in yellow above (area approximate.)
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New Kroger Marketplace in Benton Worth $12M, To Be Built by Summer 2015

A 123,000-SF Kroger Marketplace under construction in Benton is worth $12 million, according to the building permit on file with the city. read more >
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Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2B

The valuation of large commercial projects underway in Arkansas approached $2.2 billion, nearly double the tally from a year ago. The big leap was thanks in no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola. read more >