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Paul Becker, chief financial officer for the city of Fayetteville.
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Surprise! City Sales Tax Receipts Rise, Defying COVID-19 PredictionsLock Icon

When the pandemic began devastating commerce in March 2020, Arkansas cities slashed budgets and tabled projects, fearing sales tax revenues would fall off the shelf. read more >
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Shelnutt: July Tax Report ‘Stunning’ As State Beats Forecast

State tax officials say Arkansas' July net available general revenue was $665.9 million, up 43.9% from the same month last year and 8.6% above forecast. read more >
Retail / Small Business

Report Shows Arkansas Revenue in June Better Than Forecast

State tax officials say Arkansas' June net available general revenue was $589.7 million, down 9.6% from the same month last year and 16.1% above forecast. read more >

May Tax Collections Down 3.4% From Last Year, Above Forecast

State tax officials said Tuesday that Arkansas’ May net available general revenue was $365.8 million, down 3.4% from the same month last year and 28.3% above forecast. read more >
Banking & Finance / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

April Tax Collections Show Virus’ Toll in Arkansas

State tax officials say Arkansas' April net available general revenue was $537.3 million, down 28.5% from the same month last year and 49.4% above forecast. read more >
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Arkansas Year-to-Date Revenue Misses Forecast by $36M

Arkansas revenue collected during the first four months of the fiscal year was up 1.3 percent from the same period last year, but $36 million below forecast, according to a monthly report. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Energy / Retail / Small Business / Tourism / Transportation

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans’ pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state’s trucking and tourism industries. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $191M Surplus

Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $191.6 million, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Big River Steel Bills Ready for Next Step in Legislature

Arkansas legislators by Monday had filed at least 10 bills dealing with state incentives for the $1.1 billion Big River Steel manufacturing plant proposed for a site near Osceola (Mississippi County). read more >