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Remembering Pat Hays and Buddy Villines (Editorial)

All Arkansans benefited from the lives and visionary work of Pat Hays and Buddy Villines. read more >
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Mississippi County Rebuilds on Steel

With its recent revenue jump due to the steel industry, government officials hope to attract new residents and reverse a longtime decline in population. read more >
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2024 Eclipse Offers Historic Tourism Opportunity, Arkansas Cities Told

Tourism pros expect a huge influx of visitors, which could create a lasting economic impact. read more >
The Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70 in North Little Rock.
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Preylock Bags Amazon Distribution Center for $169M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Preylock Holdings of Los Angeles acquired the Amazon fulfillment center at 13001 U.S. 70. read more >
Travis Napper
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Ruston Convention Chief Named New Arkansas Tourism Director

Arkansas has a new state tourism director following the quiet retirement of former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey at the end of last year: Travis Napper, formerly CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau in Ruston, Louisiana. read more >
Travis Napper
Government & Politics

Travis Napper Named Director of Arkansas Tourism

Travis Napper has been named director of Arkansas Tourism, a division of the state Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, department Secretary Stacy Hurst announced Friday. read more >
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Genealogy Travel A Perfect Fit for Arkansas (Jeanne Rollberg Commentary)

Tourism is an important part of our heritage. Didn’t the Arkansas Traveler of lore seek both adventure and learning? read more >
The former home of Source Gas at 655 E. Millsap Road in Fayetteville, seen above as it appeared in 2013.
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Black Hills Energy Buys Gas Office (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The 655 E. Millsap Road site was the home of Source Gas, the natural gas utility bought by Black Hills in 2016. The office and site cover more than 3.5 acres. read more >
Arkansas Parks & Tourism Department Director Kane Webb (inset) says he’s heard no industry complaints about the revamped Arkansas.com website since it was launched last month.
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Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With AdvertisingLock Icon

For all its images of scenic rivers, brooks and waterfalls, the most striking new feature on the state’s overhauled tourism website may be a revenue stream. read more >
Joe David Rice, outgoing director of Arkansas' Tourism Division.
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Joe David Rice Reflects on Being Arkansas’ ‘Accidental’ Tourism Director

Joe David Rice, who is departing as the state’s longest-serving tourism chief, served five governors including Bill Clinton. read more >
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Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

I’m not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It’s only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don’t have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola’s reasoning. Dreaming big is important. read more >
Jim Dailey
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Tourism

Former Mayor Jim Dailey Named State Tourism Director

After a night of toasts to longtime State Tourism Director Joe David Rice, former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey was named as his successor Wednesday at Robinson Center. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time. read more >
A rendering of a Chili's restaurant inside the airport.
Restaurants & Food / Retail / Transportation

Chick-fil-A, Chili’s on Tap for Clinton National Airport

Chick-fil-A and Chili's are coming to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, pending approval by the airport's commission. read more >
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Judges Named for Tourism Ad Contract Competition

The Office of State Procurement reveals a preliminary list of judges for awarding the state's largest advertising and marketing assignment, the $14.4 million-a-year contract for promoting Arkansas as a tourist destination. read more >
Joey Dean
Government & Politics / Real Estate

Joey Dean Brings Economic Experience to Flake & Kelley (Movers & Shakers)

Joey Dean has joined the brokerage team of Flake & Kelley Commercial’s governmental consulting division, which is led by former Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey. read more >
City and state officials spent years working with Dassault to ensure its expansion stayed in-state.
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Landing Dassault Falcon: How Local Officials Collaborated on a $60M Expansion Deal

Dassault Falcon Jet’s $60 million, 250,000-SF expansion announced in May was the result of years of state and federal officials toiling to make the Clinton National Airport the best location for the jet finishing facility. read more >