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A 2015 planning initiative for Jump Start recommended the redevelopment of the Camp Robinson Road and Pike Avenue intersection in Levy.
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Grants to Jump-Start Economic Development in Park Hill, Levy

The city of North Little Rock is sprucing up the Park Hill and Levy business districts with federally funded Jump Start grants and playing a long game when it comes to economic development in those areas. read more >
The former Mayflower RV location at 87 Interstate Dr. in Mayflower
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Mayflower RV Case Awards Defy Precedent, Appeal SaysLock Icon

A $1 million judgment awarded to the widow of a man who died cleaning up debris following the 2014 Mayflower tornado could be the subject of an Arkansas Supreme Court review of decades of legal precedent. read more >
The former Mayflower RV location at 87 Interstate Dr. in Mayflower
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Widow Receives $1M Judgment Over RV Dealership Destroyed by TornadoLock Icon

A “hand-shake” man who died while cleaning up debris after a 2014 tornado has had his attention to contractual detail vindicated by the Arkansas Court of Appeals. read more >
Kent Walker turns a wheel of cheese in the cheese cave. Walker used Kickstarter to raise extra money for his tasting room at Kent Walker Artisan Cheese.
Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese Adds Wednesdays to Business Hours

Kent Walker Artisan Cheese at 323 S. Cross St. in downtown Little Rock is adding a fifth day to its workweek. read more >
Kickstarter funding provided some breathing room for Kent Walker as he moved Kent Walker Artisan Cheese of Little Rock to new quarters.
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Restaurant Sector Embraces Alternative Funding

Restaurants, breweries and similar businesses in Arkansas increasingly are finding crowdfunding a valuable source of alternative financing. Arkansans see it as a way not only to finance special projects but as an important tool to promote buzz and buy-in, essential components of a successful startup. read more >
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Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >
A rendering of Main Street's Creative Corridor by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marlon Blackwell Architect.
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Tenants on Main Street in Little Rock See Progress

Our all-new sister site, Little Rock Soirée, is checking in on progress along Main Street in Little Rock, where millions of dollars in renovation is promising a new "creative corridor" of arts, culture and tech. read more >
A sampling of what's offered at Kent Walker Artisan Cheese.
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Kent Walker Artisan Cheese Rebounds After Disaster

Six months after an equipment failure spoiled 2,500 pounds of carefully handcrafted cheese — his entire inventory, worth about $60,000 retail — Kent Walker is looking into the future, and, he says, it’s bright. read more >
Karen Cooper said her 17,620 SF of farmland is worth more than Conway Corp.’s offer of $881.
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Legal Bill Rising for Conway Corp Over Land Issue

Instead of paying a Faulkner County woman the $10,000 that she wanted for 17,620 SF of farmland, Conway Corp. has paid a Conway law firm more than $50,000 to represent it in a lawsuit over the disputed amount. read more >