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North Little Rock Apartments Sold for $25M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of EB Real Estate Group bought the 320-unit McCain Park Apartments from an affiliate of Rhodium Capital Advisors. read more >
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McKenzie Park Sold for $34M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A 192-unit apartment complex near the western edge of Little Rock tipped the scales at $34.75 million. read more >
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NLR Apartments Sale Tops $3.8M Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An Oklahoma company bought the 210-unit New Horizon Apartments at 4907 Augusta Circle and the eight-unit New Haven Apartments at 1815 Broken Arrow Drive. read more >
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Recent Real Estate Deals Total $2.4M

Convenience store, land and warehouse sold. read more >
Governor Asa Hutchinson speaks after signing into law three workforce bills into law. From left: Sen. Jane English (R-North Little Rock); Gov. Hutchinson; (obscured) Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang (R-Searcy);Dr. Charisse Childers, director of the Department of Career Education; and Johnny Key, director of the Department of Education.
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Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month. read more >
John Riggs IV of J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. says he has high hopes for 2014. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
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Riggs Tractor an Example of Teaching Students Their Options

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. sells heavy construction equipment, things like motor graders and earth movers. But technicians are the biggest segment of its 400-employee workforce, people “working on fairly sophisticated equipment,” said John Riggs, company president. read more >
The control cab of the new generation of drilling rigs, featuring joystick technology with touch screen applications, has been likened to the cockpit of a Star Wars spacecraft.
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Technological Innovations Bring Profitable Changes to the Fayetteville Shale

New advances have enabled companies to drill deeper and more complex wells to tap the gas shale, too. Mixed in with the drilling improvements are new fracking techniques that increase the productivity of wells. read more >
John Riggs IV of J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. says he has high hopes for 2014. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
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Construction Firms Report Mostly Gains

Five of the eight construction/real estate firms on this year’s list of top private companies recorded year-over-year revenue gains. The Little Rock general contracting firm of VCC (No. 15 among the 75 largest private companies) registered a 15.6 percent increase as revenue climbed to $607 million. read more >
John Riggs IV, president and CEO of J.A. Riggs Tractor Co.: “Our biggest asset is our rental fleet.”
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Riggs Tractor Rolls With Rental Trend

J.A. Riggs Tractor Co. has ridden out the ups and downs of 85 years of business, built on its foundation as a Caterpillar distributor. The Little Rock enterprise ranks No. 43 among the largest private companies in the state with 2012 revenue of $197 million. That figure reflects a one-year decline of 10 percent. read more >

Regional Profiles: 5 Private Arkansas Companies See Different Degrees of Optimism

Arkansas Business visits five of the state's largest private companies, each representing a unique section of Arkansas. read more >
Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway, right, talks to an employee at a job site.
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Construction-Related Firms Report Mixed Bag of Revenue Results

Revenue was up and down among construction-related firms in the list of the state's largest private companies. read more >