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The Majestic Park Baseball Complex will feature five fields built on the site of the first Major League Spring Training Grounds in Hot Springs.

Oaklawn Progress Tops Wealth of Projects Boosting Tourism

Hot Springs continues to move forward with important tourism-related projects and activities despite the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs.

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

Nearly 150 new businesses have opened in downtown Hot Springs since February 2014.

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.

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.

Manufacturing Industry Grabs Spotlight With Expansions

Manufacturing growth is key to a healthy economy in Hot Springs.

Manufacturing is the unsung hero in Hot Springs and Garland County.

Small Business / Tourism

Reading The Future: Tourism & Hospitality (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

The future of the tourism and hospitality industry in Arkansas is so bright you just might need shades, particularly if you came to the state to view the total solar eclipse on April 8. read more >
Education / Industry

Wade Derden Named President of National Park College of Hot Springs (Super Mover)

Derden has 20 years of experience in higher education. read more >
Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Amazon Plans Last-Mile Facility in Hot Springs

Construction on the project is expected to begin in the coming weeks. read more >
Real Estate

Colliers Acquires Gehrki Commercial Real Estate of Hot Springs

The acquisition is Colliers' second in recent months. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Coy’s Steakhouse, Satellite Cafe to Reopen at Hotel Hot Springs

The projects come after Little Rock businessman Keith Holland acquired the 200-room luxury hotel earlier this year. read more >

$500K Grant Aims to Redevelop Aging Hot Springs Buildings

The grant was in the amount of $500,000 and will be used to plan the redevelopment of the Central Business Corridor. read more >
Stephanie Alderdice, owner and president of SixtyOne Celsius of Hot Springs 
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Small Business / Tourism

SixtyOne Celsius Keeps Comfortable

When Stephanie Alderdice wanted to change the name of the Hot Springs marketing agency she bought from founder Kirby Williams in 2016, she struck on SixtyOne Celsius to replace Kirby & Co. read more >
Breck Speed
Business Services / Health Care

Breck Speed Gets Marijuana Processing License

The former CEO of Mountain Valley Spring Water was granted the sixth such license in the state. read more >
A Google Street View image of Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs
Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Hot Springs Distillery Crystal Ridge to Expand Distribution

The deal will bring the distillery's products to Garland, Saline, Pulaski, Clark, and seven additional counties. read more >
Tourism

Hot Springs to Unveil Bronze Babe Ruth Statue

The sculpture will depict Ruth in his New York Yankees uniform just after he has swung the bat, watching as a home run sails over the outfield. read more >
NPC President John Hogan, left, and UAM Chancellor Peggy Doss shake hands at a news conference on Jan. 24, 2023, where they announced that the universities had partnered to offer a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Education

National Park College and UAM Team Up to Offer Business Degree

The degree was approved this month by the Higher Learning Commission. read more >
Seth Louton, marketing and sales manager at Magic Springs
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Seth Louton Named Marketing and Sales Manager at Magic Springs

Louton brings nearly 20 years of communications and sales experience to the job. read more >
The new belt filter at U.S. Vanadium's facility in Hot Springs. The belt filter allows for the efficient processing of feedstock solids of soluble vanadium, which helps to increase vanadium recovery and boosts production of high-value vanadium products.
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

US Vanadium Completes $5.8M Upgrade to Hot Springs Facility

The new belt filter system is expected to eliminate the need to store leached solids in the facility's tailings pond, significantly reducing the plant's environmental footprint. read more >
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Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

Rod’s Pizza Responds to Uncle SamLock Icon

The famed Hot Springs restaurant is being sued by the IRS for more than $586,000 in back taxes. read more >
Matt Bell, Ben Bell and Cassady Harris in the tasting room at Origami Sake, now being assembled in Hot Springs. It will be Arkansas’ first sake brewery and one of only about 20 in the United States. Matt Bell and Ben Bell are co-owners of the sake brewery, and Harris is operations manager.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Restaurants & Food

Origami Sake Brewery to Open in Hot SpringsLock Icon

Using Arkansas' abundant rice and natural spring water, the sake brewery now under construction is the first of its kind in the state. read more >
LaneShift CEO Ryan Hale addressed Metroplan members before they left on a bicycle tour of the Razorback Greenway from the Graduate Hotel in Fayetteville.
Construction / Tourism / Transportation

Northwest Bike Boom Inspires More Trails

Other Arkansas cities plan greenways of their own. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

3 Arkansas Banks Add Branches for Growth

Fayetteville’s Arvest Bank is working on a new west Little Rock branch on undeveloped ground at the southwest corner of Chenal Parkway and St. Vincent Way. read more >
Construction / Investments / Real Estate / Tourism

Developer: ‘It Wasn’t All Talk’Lock Icon

Mike Halupka of Altis Capital says ambitious projects in Hot Springs and North Little Rock are moving forward, despite skepticism. read more >
A rendering of the proposed Diamond Valley Hotel, Spa and Residence shows a transparent pool suspended between two high-rise buildings.
Construction / Real Estate / Tourism

Eye-Popping NLR Proposal Draws SkepticismLock Icon

A Hot Springs developer claims the massive project on 463 acres would create more than 7,000 jobs. read more >
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Government & Politics / Real Estate / Small Business / Tourism

More Arkansas Cities Regulate Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

The massive growth of the short-term rental industry is creating headaches for local residents and public officials. read more >