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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 >
“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 >
A Colt model 1911 Lightweight Commander (45ACP).
Manufacturing

CZ-USA Parent Buys US Gun Maker Colt

Czech firearms company Ceska Zbrojovka has signed a deal to acquire Colt, the American gun maker that helped develop revolvers in the 19th century and has since supplied the armed forces in the U.S. and other countries. read more >
Government & Politics

CZ-USA Pushes Port Plant Construction to June

Construction of Czech gun-maker CZ-USA’s gun manufacturing operation and North American headquarters at the Little Rock Port has been pushed to the summer. read more >

Fiocchi Plans Ammo Factory, 85 Jobs in Pulaski County

Fiocchi of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian ammunition maker Fiocchi, plans to put a factory in Pulaski County, investing $15 million in an operation that will employ 85 people. read more >
Local, state and federal leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for $11 million in transportation infrastructure projects at the Port of Little Rock. 
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Little Rock Port Begins Work on $11M in Infrastructure Projects

Local, state and federal leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for $11 million in transportation infrastructure projects at the Port of Little Rock. read more >
The 223,880-SF industrial property at 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive.
Energy

LM Wind Power to Close Little Rock Plant As Industry Moves to Bigger Blades

LM Wind Power said Tuesday that it will close its wind blade manufacturing plant in Little Rock later this year amid declining demand for its product. read more >
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State Offices, Rather Than Raytheon, Relocate to RiverdaleLock Icon

Plans are still taking shape to move 977 state employees into the six-story building at 1 Verizon Drive in the Riverdale area. read more >
Adam Blalock, CEO of Umarex/Walther, holds one of his company’s high-powered air rifles at its corporate headquarters in Fort Smith.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail

Arkansas Emerges as Bull’s-eye for Gun TradeLock Icon

A growing list of gun manufacturers with Arkansas facilities are currently employing more than 3,000. read more >
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Staying ‘Prayerful’ (Editorial)

President Trump may think that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” but St. Francis County workers need jobs and Arkansas farmers, the top rice producers in the world, would love to ship their rice to China. Agriculture is, after all, the state’s biggest industry. read more >
Government & Politics

Update: Czech Gun Maker Plans $90M HQ at LR Port, 565 Jobs

Czech gun-maker CZ-USA plans a $90 million gun manufacturing operation and North American headquarters that will employ 565 people at the Little Rock Port, the governor and company officials announce. read more >