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High Demand Expected for Conway’s 150,000-SF Commercial Hub

The 150,000-SF “global center of excellence” was originally built for Hewlett Packard and housed 1,200 workers for information technology giant DXC Te read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (right) and Commerce Secretary Mike Preston speak to reporters on Wednesday at the governor's mansion about U.S. Steel's plans for a $3 billion steel mill in Osceola.
Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Conway in Line for Manufacturing Workforce Training Center

The 100,000-SF facility will be located on the east end of Conway's Central Landing development. read more >
Energy

Bret Carroll is Focused on Reliability and Customer Service

Bret Carroll has been CEO of Conway Corp. since 2017 and has overseen many changes in the company with the pandemic and the influx of streaming. read more >
The new airport, Cantrell Field, is also seen as a major upgrade in terms of safety and navigation, and demand for hangar space is prompting new construction.
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Conway Airport Meeting Expectations

Almost five years after it opened, the Conway Municipal Airport at Cantrell Field is living up to expectations, city and economic development officials say. read more >
Conway's former municipal airport is slated as the future home of Fountaine Bleau Apartments at Central Landing. (Parcel boundaries approximate)
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Conway’s Central Landing Finally Gets Its LiftoffLock Icon

Construction project on old municipal airport land in Conway includes $70 million, 339-unit Fountaine Bleau at Central Landing. read more >
Conway's former municipal airport is slated as the future home of Fountaine Bleau Apartments at Central Landing. (Parcel boundaries approximate)
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Portion of Former Conway Airport Bought for Future Fountaine BleuLock Icon

Apartment land in Conway, an office-warehouse project in North Little Rock and foreclosed property dominated by Little Rock addresses form this week’s trio of million-dollar deals. read more >
John Burkhalter
Construction / Retail

John Burkhalter Announces $70M Conway Apartment Complex

Burkhalter's Fountaine Bleau Properties, which has apartment complexes in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is the first to buy property for redevelopment at the former airport site called Central Landing. read more >
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Game Plan Unaltered in Conway’s Shoppes at Central Landing Project

Conway Development Corp. is in talks with a new developer for the Shoppes at Central Landing in Conway and expects to close within weeks on its purchase of the site of the project from the city. read more >
Construction / Public Companies / Real Estate / Retail

Dillard’s Delayed at Conway’s Shoppes at Central Landing

Dillard’s announced in August 2014 that it was going to be a key anchor for the Shoppes at Central Landing. But pieces of the project were contingent on infrastructure being completed. read more >
Officials at the University of Central Arkansas hope that the work along Donaghey Avenue will provide additional residency options, but also provide community spaces where students and residents of Conway can gather. 
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Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn’t reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years. read more >
Conway airport Manager Josh Zylks: “We’ve been a lot busier here at the new airport than we were at the old airport.”
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Conway Hopes To Lure Business to New Airport at Cantrell Field

Nearly six months after the opening of the new Conway municipal airport, the facility is already buzzing with activity. The planners behind the project have also set their sights on the next steps to grow its role in the state and attract business. read more >
A site plan for Central Landing in Conway, a shopping center on the site of the city's old municipal airport along Interstate 40.
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Conway Voters Approve Bond Rededication for Street Improvements

With more than 75 percent of the vote on each question, Conway voters approved the rededication of a 1/8-cent sales tax for various road projects, including two tied to a proposed shopping and lifestyle center. read more >
Construction of Conway’s new airport and terminal is underway at the Lollie Bottoms region south of the city.
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$30M Airport Intended to Spur Conway Economy

Conway officials say the $30 million airport project will bring economic development to the city by attracting corporate customers, and it will solve serious safety issues present at the current site. read more >
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Conway Reimagined For $100M And Change

Tandem retail projects in Conway are poised to reshape the commercial landscape along Interstate 40. The biggest on the drawing board is Central Landing, a mixed-use redevelopment of the 151-acre municipal airport with a 750,000-SF lifestyle center. read more >
Business Services / Public Companies

Hewlett-Packard Layoffs End in Conway; 800 Workers Remain

Hewlett-Packard Co. is wrapping up the layoffs at its Conway facility announced earlier this year. An HP official says employees laid off this month were among the 500 who learned in July that they'd be losing their jobs. read more >
Laura Zurborg GrimesConway Development Corp. Conway

Laura Zurborg Grimes of Conway Development Corp. (Nonprofit Category Finalist)

Conway’s nonprofit economic development organization, the Conway Development Corp., initially hired Laura Grimes in 2008 to manage the finances for a $32 million development project, that of the Hewlett-Packard Co. building at 355 Ledgelawn Drive. The project, which was completed in 2010, was part of how the city recruited HP to Conway. read more >