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A historic marker at the site of the Majestic Hotel, which was destroyed by fire in 2014.
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Majesty Awaits: Search for Successor to Majestic Hotel Wears On

HOT SPRINGS — February 2024 will mark the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel, a landmark property that helped define the historic downtown of Hot […] read more >
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Majesty Awaits: Search for Successor to Majestic Hotel Wears OnLock Icon

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the catastrophic fire that destroyed the landmark Majestic Hotel, Hot Springs city officials are under pressure to find someone to build something on the now-vacant 5-acre property. read more >
Nearly 150 new businesses have opened in downtown Hot Springs since February 2014.

Spa City’s Downtown Springing Forward From Fire’s Ashes

The growth in downtown Hot Springs has been dramatic since the Majestic Hotel burned on Feb. 27, 2014. Since that date, 144 new businesses have opened. Most of those are boutique retailers and restaurants. read more >

Highway Improvements Offer Fast Lane to Growth

The greater Hot Springs area has seen significant growth in the past few years, and this growth is accentuated by the improved roads and highways in and out of Hot Springs. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education

Jim Fram Takes Committee Seat at International Economic Development Council (Movers & Shakers)

Jim Fram has been appointed to the Accredited Economic Development Organization Advisory Committee by the International Economic Development Council. read more >
Gary Troutman
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Gary Troutman Named CEO of Hot Springs Chamber, Metro Partnership

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership on Wednesday annnounced the hiring of Gary Troutman as the new president and CEO of both organizations, effective Sept. 18. read more >
Anthony Taylor, left, Robert Zunick and Bob Kempkes of Taylor/Kempkes Architects in The Avenue, a new hotel and restaurant on Central Avenue in Hot Springs.
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Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Real Estate / Tourism

Hot Springs Officials Contemplate Future of Arlington Hotel

At the beginning of last week, a major meeting had been scheduled for public and private interests concerned about the deterioration of the 480-room, nearly 400,000-SF building. Within a couple of days, all of that had been scratched. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing

Window Mart to Expand in Hot Springs

Window Mart of Royal (Garland County) plans to expand its existing facility at 5760 Albert Pike Road with a $6.5 million investment over the next two to three years. read more >
Real estate listings for condos inside the Citizen's Bank Building in Hot Springs show the building's exterior and renderings of a kitchen "fit for a chef with top of the line appliances."
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New Residential Development Underway at Downtown Hot Springs

Downtown Hot Springs had a big 2015, marked by new investment following the Majestic Hotel fire in 2014, and 2016 could bring more residential real estate projects to the Spa City. read more >
Cole McCaskill
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Cole McCaskill on What’s Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership’s Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel. read more >
Jim Fram
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‘Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste’ (Jim Fram Commentary)

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership recognized after the Majestic Hotel fire that they should embrace the adage to "never let a crisis go to waste," commissioning the Downtown Game Plan Task Force to study all aspects of downtown development. read more >
Another fire like the one at the Majestic may cost Hot Springs its downtown and its national park, city leaders say.
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Majestic Fire Puts Spotlight on Hot Springs’ Vacant Buildings

The February fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs has focused concerns on two troubling issues facing the resort city’s historic downtown: the fire danger posed by other largely vacant properties and the failure of building owners to maintain their properties. read more >
Business Services / Tourism

Garland County Economic Development Agency Is Now the Hot Springs Metro Partnership

The Garland County Economic Development Corp. has changed its name to the Hot Springs Metro Partnership and has unveiled its new website, GrowHotSprings.com. read more >
The Bureau of Labor Standards and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services showed an employement high in the Hot Springs Metro Area last summer that was better than any pre-recession point since July, 2008. The area’s population has grown by 9 percent and revenues are also returning to pre-recession figures. In all, Hot Springs was among the top10 metro areas in growth for the last half of 2010 and all of last year.

Hot Springs Area Enjoying Pre-recession Growth in Jobs, Construction and Revenues

The 2010 census showed the Hot Springs Metro Area with 8,000 more people than 2000, a 9-percent increase. Employment and sales tax collections showed the Spa City and five-county area returning to pre-recession figures by the end of 2011. read more >
Ouachita Baptist University

Hot Springs Region Offers Abundant Options at Collegiate Level

The Hot Springs metro region is home to top-notch public schools that offers unique educational opportunities for students. read more >
Alliance Rubber

Iconic Companies Exist Side-by-side With Innovators To Give Hot Springs Region Broad Base

Within the natural beauty of the triangle formed by the cities of Hot Springs, Malvern and Arkadelphia thrives a busy and diverse manufacturing economy. read more >
Hot Springs Film Festival

Hot Springs Has Eyes on New Talent

Historic city has plenty to attract cutting edge business, young workers. read more >
The Hot Springs Metro Partnership has adopted a major, strategic plan that focuses on four goals to maximize the area’s growth.

Manufacturing A Hidden Gem in Hot Springs Metro Among Recreation & History

It’s a vibrant and strong business and industry sector for which residents are thankful for and vacationers don’t always notice. Together, the five counties that make up the Greater Hot Springs region create one of the most diverse economies in Arkansas. read more >