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Scooping up Success: Loblolly Creamery Delivers Flavors of Arkansas

Co-owner Sally Mengel likes to think Loblolly won over hearts and mouths as a hometown business making high-quality products from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. read more >
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UA GORP Incubator Gets $1.2M to Expand

The University of Arkansas’ Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program has received a $1.2 million grant to expand its work supporting outdoor startups in Arkansas. The grant, from the U.S. Economic Development […] read more >
Shea Lewis, director of Arkansas State Parks, right, and Jeff King, deputy
director of Arkansas State Parks.

Arkansas Parks Celebrate 100 Years

A yearlong birthday bash will promote notable events and upgrades at some of the most popular state parks in Arkansas. read more >
Mark Beach, president and CEO of Little Rock’s CDI Contractors.
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CDI Contractors Looks to Texas to ExpandLock Icon

Now in its third decade, CDI Contractors is growing its headcount in 2023, surpassing its origins as Dillard’s Inc.’s in-house contractor. read more >
A Google Street View image of the Northgate Mini Storage facility at 503 and 520 Northgate Dr. in Jacksonville
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Mini-Storage Facility Unloaded for $3.7MLock Icon

A 621-unit mini-storage project in Jacksonville kicks off this week’s list of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >
Hikers on Rattlesnake Ridge west of Little Rock, foreground, will soon have new trails to explore on Blue Mountain, mid-right in background.
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Blue Mountain Connects Recreation Dots Just Minutes From Little RockLock Icon

There’s gold in the hills of the Maumelle Pinnacles, both in natural splendor and spending by nature lovers, and Arkansas is ready to seize it. read more >
Blue Mountain
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$6M Effort Underway to Conserve Blue Mountain

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas announces an effort to conserve the 458-acre Blue Mountain, the westernmost peak in the Maumelle Pinnacles chain. read more >
The abandoned Yancopin Bridge over the Arkansas River will provide a scenic link in the Delta Heritage Trail.
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Funding Legacy Supports Arkansas State Parks, Keeps Coffers FullLock Icon

The conservation tax approved by Arkansas voters in 1996 remains a dynamic funding source to help upgrade and maintain the 52 state parks in Arkansas. “Without the conservation tax, we couldn’t do what we’re doing,” said Grady Spann, director of Arkansas State Parks. read more >
Potential site of a floating array of solar panels on Lake Maumelle.
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Central Arkansas Water Increases Its Holdings in Lake Maumelle WatershedLock Icon

Central Arkansas Water is winding down its property acquisitions, $36 million in purchases made to protect Lake Maumelle as a prime source of drinking water. read more >