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Joel Hicks Named President of Baptist Health College

Hicks is the former dean of the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. read more >
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Job Growth in Little Rock Metro Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Peak

More businesses are looking to hire — the challenge will be finding workers. read more >
Calvin McFadden Sr., president of Arkansas Baptist College
Education

Arkansas Baptist College Leader Resigns; Regina Favors Named Interim President for Third Time

No reason was given for McFadden's departure, which continues the historically Black college's years-long struggle for consistent leadership. read more >
The Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.
Construction / Tourism

Statehouse Convention Center’s $9M Facelift Set for 2025 Finish

The LRCVB, which manages the 220,000-SF center, said the project will help "maintain Little Rock's status as a desirable host city for meetings and conventions." read more >
Government & Politics

Little Rock’s Longest-Serving City Manager, Bruce Moore, Dies at 57

Moore began work for the city more than 35 years ago, first as an intern and then as assistant to the mayor and assistant to the city manager. read more >
Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Big Bad Breakfast Sets Opening Date for Second Little Rock Location

The space downtown was formerly occupied by Memphis-based Soul Fish Cafe. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Small Business / Tourism

Little Rock Area Population Growth Slows

Population growth in central Arkansas has slowed since 2010 to about 0.5% annually, Metroplan, the area’s planning agency, noted in a report released read more >
Construction / Real Estate / Retail

Cameron Ashley Building Products Expands to Little Rock

The 72,720-SF distribution center at 6801 Scott Hamilton Dr. is the company's second location in Arkansas. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Update: Boyle Building Revival Seen as Spark For Capitol Avenue

The $35 million project is reviving a vacant building at the expense of an occupied one just blocks away. But supporters said they believe it will have a broader impact on the health of downtown, mostly because of its location. read more >
Education

Philander Smith Transitions From College to University

The historically Black university said it can now introduce a wider range of programs, including advanced degrees and specialized fields of study. read more >
Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

New Heights Restaurant George’s Sets Opening Date

On Friday, workers were putting the finishing touches on a multi-million dollar renovation and redesign of the property. read more >
Tourism

Little Rock Tourism Bureau Launches Redesigned Website

Officials said the redesign was intended to immerse visitors and locals into a deeper, user-friendly experience. read more >
Construction / Transportation

$49M Awarded to Transportation Projects in Bryant, Russellville

One of the projects calls for about 3.6 miles of Old Stagecoach Road in Saline County to be reconstructed. read more >
Insurance

Chris Bettina Hired as Senior VP at Stephens Insurance

He will be based in the agency's property and casual practice in Houston, Texas. read more >

John Ed Anthony Receives AMFA Foundation’s Winthrop Rockefeller Award

He is the 47th recipient of the award, given to those who support the arts and the museum. read more >
Health Care

Arkansas Hospice Takes Over LifeTouch Hospice

The two organizations said the relationship will "strengthen the ability of both provider to carry on their nonprofit missions in light of the evolving healthcare market and massice changes anticipated in how Medicare covers and pays for hospoce care over the next few years." read more >
Health Care / Real Estate

Empower Health Announces Move From Downtown Little Rock

The company said it has over 400 staffers serving thousands of Medicaid members across the state, and expanding to the larger office will provide the infrastructure needed to continue its model of care. read more >
Tornado damage at the Breckenridge Village shopping center in Little Rock on March 31, 2023
Construction / Insurance / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

After Tornado, Builders Rethink Rules for Shelters

As Little Rock recovers from the tornado that destroyed at least 2,000 structures, builders and engineers are reviving a long discussion about whether there should be regulations requiring safe rooms or shelters in residential and commercial properties. read more >
The partners of Jones Aur Commercial Real Estate, from left: Dustin Jones, Kevin McCollum, Thomas Schmidt, Jacob Spears, and Jonathan Aur
Investments / Real Estate

Memphis Real Estate Brokerage to Expand to Arkansas

The firm has hired veterans from Flake & Co. and Baldwin & Shell to lead its new office in Little Rock. read more >
Jake Keet examines tornado damage at the Breckenridge Village shopping center in Little Rock on March 31, 2023
Construction / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Jake Keet Surveys Tornado Damage to Breckenridge Village

The storm is a devastating setback for the Keet family's plan to redevelop the shopping center. But they plan to push forward. read more >