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Public Pensions, Private Equity: ATRS and APERS Exceed Targets with Diverse InvestmentsLock Icon

Both systems, the state’s largest pension funds, exceeded their goals for returns after a dismal fiscal 2022, and both also have new leaders fresh out of state agencies. read more >
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MOR PPM Awarded $10M in Construction Dispute with Highland PelletsLock Icon

The dispute between the two companies started in 2020 when Highland hired PPM to upgrade and increase production at Highland’s wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff. read more >
Highland Pellets created 100 jobs at its Pine Bluff plant and aims to grow capacity by 12% in a deal with Orion Energy Partners.
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Wood Pellets: Good Fit For a State Full of Trees

South Arkansas has been fertile ground for the wood pellets industry this year, as three manufacturers have recently started or completed projects. read more >
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Drax Group to Invest $40M in 3 New Plants, Create 30 Jobs

Drax Group says it will begin building the first of three new "satellite" pellet plants in Arkansas later this month. read more >
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Update: Highland Pellets Closes $135M Deal to Fund Expansion

Highland Pellets LLC said Wednesday that it has reached a $135 million capital partnership with Orion Energy Partners LP to fund the expansion and upgrade of its wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff. read more >
The first phase of Pine Bluff’s downtown streetscape project is expected to be completed in  October. The $5 million phase covers renovations on Main Street from Barraque Street to Fourth Avenue, including extended sidewalks for outdoor dining.
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Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing UpLock Icon

Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >
The Hotel Pines opened in 1913 in an effort to attract more business to the section of Main Street south of the city’s railroad tracks, according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
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‘The Dream Is Still Alive’ at Pine Bluff’s Hotel PinesLock Icon

It’s been two years since Arkansas Business reported on the planned renovation of the historic Hotel Pines in Pine Bluff. read more >
Hotel Pines owner Stuart Hee, left, and architect Nate Drinkwine.
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Pine Bluff’s Hotel Pines Undergoing a Transformation

Some people view a derelict hotel and see what has been lost. Others possess a different kind of vision: They see beyond what was lost to what remains and what can be again. Stuart Hee and his partners in the nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising are in the latter camp. read more >
The once-elegant Hotel Pines on Main Street in Pine Bluff is being tested for renovation. The nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising bought the property for one dollar, but has committed $300,000 for pumping out the basement, shoring up columns and fixing the roof to see if the hotel can be saved.
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Hotel Pines Could Soon Be Site of New Dining SpotLock Icon

If permit applications are to be believed, plans are in the works for a microbrewery and restaurant in the 200 block of Barraque St. in Pine Bluff and for a restaurant in the old Hotel Pines at 426 S. Main. read more >
Tom Reilley, now on the board of Pine Bluff Rising, placed a $230 million wood pellet plant on 150 acres of the Jefferson Industrial Park.
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Pine Bluff Pellet Plant Faces LawsuitLock Icon

A Nebraska engineering company alleges it was stiffed for work done on a $230 million wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff. read more >
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth says crumbling commercial buildings are a problem throughout the United States.
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The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth. read more >
The once-elegant Hotel Pines on Main Street in Pine Bluff is being tested for renovation. The nonprofit Pine Bluff Rising bought the property for one dollar, but has committed $300,000 for pumping out the basement, shoring up columns and fixing the roof to see if the hotel can be saved.
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Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff. read more >
Tom Reilley, now on the board of Pine Bluff Rising, placed a $230 million wood pellet plant on 150 acres of the Jefferson Industrial Park.
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Highland Pellets Haggling Over New Plant Site

Hopes for a new wood pellet plant between Stephens and Camden are in the balance as the decision-making scale toggles between Arkansas and Mississippi. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
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Highland Pellets Celebrates New Pine Bluff Plant

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday helped Highland Pellets LLC celebrate its new 600,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff. read more >
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Bioenergy Push Spurs 2 New Wood Pellet Plants in Pine Bluff, Monticello

Europe’s increasing emphasis on renewable energy lies behind the announcements this summer that two companies plan to build wood pellet plants in Arkansas. read more >
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Highland Pellets to Build $130M Plant in Pine Bluff

Highland Pellets LLC said Wednesday that it will build a 500,000 metric ton per year wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff. read more >