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Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
Government & Politics

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. Named to FEMA Advisory Council

As a member of the council, Scott will advise FEMA on aspects of emergency management from preparedness and protection to response, recovery and mitigation for disasters and national emergencies. read more >
Dassault Falcon Jet
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

Dassault Plans $100M Expansion of Little Rock Facility

Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon Jet on Tuesday announced a $100 million expansion of its Little Rock facility, a project expected to create 800 jobs over the next four to five […] read more >
Tourism

Topgolf in Little Rock to Open Dec. 22

Topgolf, the new multilevel golf entertainment venue along Interstate 430 in Little Rock, will mark its grand opening on Friday, Dec. 22. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Elopak to Build $70M Packaging Plant at Little Rock Port

Elopak of Norway says it will build its first U.S. production plant in the Port of Little Rock, spending about $70 million and eventually employing more than 100 people. read more >
Manufacturing

Boyd Metals Expanding at LR Port, Will Add 20 Jobs

Boyd Metals has announces plans to expand its facility at the Port of Little Rock, adding 40,500 SF for processing equipment and increased inventory and making room for 20 new jobs. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Southern Bancorp Names Charles Blake As Little Rock Market Executive

Southern Bancorp Inc. names former state legislator Charles Blake as its Little Rock market executive. read more >
Government & Politics

Little Rock’s Longest-Serving City Manager, Bruce Moore, Dies at 57

Moore began work for the city more than 35 years ago, first as an intern and then as assistant to the mayor and assistant to the city manager. read more >
The Little Rock Technology Park.
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Small Business

Tech Park Announces $9.6M Phase 2 Expansion

Renovations of Five Main Place have already started and are expected to be complete by spring of 2024. read more >
Robinson Center
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

LRCVB Hopes to Boost Tourism with 10-Year Master PlanLock Icon

The plan includes infrastructure investments as well as improvements to the city's downtown attractions. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Little Rock Task Forces to Examine Downtown Density, Food Deserts

The panel focused on urban density will look at parking and residential and commercial development downtown. read more >
Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
Government & Politics

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. Wins Reelection

Scott's reelection bid was one of the few competitive races on the ballot in Arkansas. read more >
Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
Government & Politics

Frank Scott Jr., Little Rock’s First Black Mayor, Faces Reelection Fight

Scott's reelection bid is one of the few competitive races on the ballot in Arkansas, where Republicans are heavily favored in the governor's race and other top matchups. It could also offer Republicans a rare win in the predominantly Democratic city of Little Rock. read more >
A rendering of the Windgate Artspace Campus planned for Little Rock's east side
Construction / Nonprofits / Real Estate

$36M Mixed-Use Space for Artists Planned in Little Rock

The Artspace Windgate Campus is envisioned as a 94,000-SF, four-story building with 60 residential units for artists and their families, along with studios, gallery and event space, and a large outdoor courtyard. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

City Budgets Find Inflation Gives, Takes AwayLock Icon

A stubborn trend of 8% inflation has compounded revenue from municipal sales taxes, including a flood of steel purchases for the Interstate 30 Crossing project. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Real Estate / Tourism

River Cities Tee Up New Venues (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Believe it or not, golf lovers may soon have their pick of not one, but two “off-course” golf entertainment venues in central Arkansas. read more >
Building permits for The Peaks at Little Rock development have been suspended. (Parcel lines are approximate and shown for illustration only.)
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Developer Keith Richardson Hopes Settlement Near in Little Rock Litigation

An Arkansas developer hopes to reach a settlement this week with the city of Little Rock over allegations that it tried to block him from completing a $25 million low-income housing project in west Little Rock. read more >
Spencer Jansen, Kayla Huffstutter and Chris Revelle of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts
Business Services / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Scott Named Adviser for Bentonville Chamber (Movers & Shakers)

Claudia Scott has been hired as management engagement adviser for the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce in Bentonville. read more >
Aaron Sadler, media relations specialist at Ghidotti Communications
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Aaron Sadler Named Spokesman for LR Mayor Frank Scott

He's a former journalist and communications specialist who has served five state attorneys general. read more >
Building permits for The Peaks at Little Rock development have been suspended. (Parcel lines are approximate and shown for illustration only.)
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Building Blocked, City Sued Over Pulled PermitsLock Icon

A local developer said the damages would be at least $25 million if the city of Little Rock is successful in blocking him from completing a low-income housing project in west Little Rock that’s now under construction. read more >
KATV-TV, Channel 7

UPDATE: May and Brandt Return After KATV News Director’s Firing in Race-Related Furor

The two apologized for an on-air stunt in curly wigs. read more >