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Hideaway Pizza Heads for West Little RockLock Icon

An affiliate of the Tulsa-based chain recently bought a 1.5-acre site on the south side of Chenal Parkway at Kanis Road for more than $1.6 million. read more >
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NLR Retail Property Tops $3.7M Mark (Real Deals)Lock Icon

A 2.09-acre piece of North Little Rock’s McCain Mall was purchased by 3911 McCain LLC of Long Beach, California. read more >
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Improving Arkansas’ Economic Freedom (Jeremy Horpedahl & Heidi Saliba Commentary)

Arkansas has challenges, but the state is positioned to increase economic freedom with the right approach. read more >
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Jacksonville Best Western Sells for $3.2MLock Icon

A Best Western hotel and former farmland in east Little Rock start off this week’s roster of million-dollar deals and construction contracts. read more >
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

A Texas-Sized Problem in Office Real Estate

Texas cities have the largest percentage of new office space. Austin has almost 6 million square feet being developed. That’s less than Boston, but the quantity equals about 7% of existing office space that must eventually be leased. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Real Estate

US Population Center Trending Toward South This Decade

Experts aren't sure at this point if the dramatic pull of the South is a short-term change spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic or a long-term trend, or even what impact it will have on the reallocation of political power through redistricting after the 2030 census. read more >
The Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas
Health Care / Legal

States Target Transgender Health Care in First Bills of 2023

More than two dozen bills seeking to restrict transgender health care access have been introduced across 11 states — Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia — for the legislative sessions beginning in early 2023. read more >
A DroneUp delivery drone above a Walmart location
Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Walmart Delivery Drones Take Flight in Florida, Texas, Arizona

Delivery is expected to begin in Utah and Virginia in the next few weeks, growing the network to 34 stores in 23 cities. read more >
America’s Car-Mart CEO Jeff Williams said the company’s goal is to reach 100,000 customers by April 2022.
Public Companies / Transportation

America’s Car-Mart Buys Texas Dealership

The deal with Taylor Auto Credit is expected to close by the end of the year. read more >
Owners Doug Bowen, left, and Darren Winstead of Compass Cold Storage of Mulberry.
Agriculture & Poultry / Restaurants & Food / Transportation

A Chill Idea, Just in Time for a Hot Market

Doug Bowen and Darren Winstead picked a nearly perfect time to go into the cold storage business. read more >
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Sky-High Diesel Prices Squeeze Truckers, Farmers, Consumers

High gasoline prices have eased somewhat in recent weeks. But diesel has remained chronically high, with American refineries operating near capacity. read more >
Energy

Strained by the Heat, But Not Powerless

It used to be news when the electric power failed. But in today’s topsy-turvy world of energy, Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock put out a news release July 8 trumpeting the fact that it kept the lights on. read more >
The Arkansas operations of W&W/AFCO Steel and Lexicon Inc. helped speed Tesla’s nearly $1.1 billion Gigafactory Texas from site work to certificate of occupancy in 502 days.
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Transportation

Arkansas Steel Takes Shape for Tesla

Little Rock-based W&W/AFCO Steel and Lexicon Inc. fabricate 90,000 tons for giant Tesla manufacturing plant Gigafactory Texas. read more >
Banking & Finance

‘Bank of 1889’ Set to Debut In Berryville

First National Bank of North Arkansas intends to convert to a state bank charter and change its name to Bank of 1889. read more >
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Texas Keeping Most Truck Inspections Despite Border Gridlock

The delays have come after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered extra inspections of commercial trucks as part of his sprawling border security operation. read more >
Simmons Bank CEO George Makris Jr. 
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Simmons First Completes Acquisition of Spirit of Texas

The $581 million deal gives Simmons $28 billion in assets, enough to surpass Arvest as the state's largest bank. read more >
Energy

Ukraine War Increases Pressure for US Oil; Industry Faces Hurdles

"You can't ramp up if you can't find qualified people to do it," a New Mexico lawmaker said. read more >
John Bailey, CEO of Little Rock’s BSR, oversees a growing $870 million portfolio of 48 multifamily properties with 9,879 units in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Public Companies / Real Estate

BSR Real Estate Reports Q3 Net Operating Income of $16.5M

It's up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. read more >
Entergy’s White Bluff power plant near Redfield faces new EPA regulation. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)
Energy / Government & Politics / Tourism

EPA Plan to Crack Down on Coal Plant Emissions Draws Support

A federal plan to crack down on emissions from Texas coal-fired electrical generating plants that affect visibility at national parks and wilderness areas in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas was supported by most participants at a public hearing on the issue. read more >