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Scaling Business, Supporting Entrepreneurs Focus of 2nd Annual Black Founders Summit

Discussions will focus on market opportunities, business procurement and access to capital, which has historically been a challenge for Black business owners read more >
The corporate headquarters of Murphy USA is still in El Dorado at 200 E. Peach St.
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El Dorado Still Has A Murphy to Rely OnLock Icon

More than a year after Murphy Oil Corp. severed most of its old and deep roots in El Dorado, the region still leans hard on one of its branches. read more >
An architectural rendering of the new comprehensive CARTI Cancer Center in El Dorado, provided to CARTI by Polk Stanley Wilcox
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CARTI Announces Location of New El Dorado Center

CARTI announces the location of its previously announced comprehensive cancer center in El Dorado: the former Office Depot at 1601 North West Ave. read more >
Oaklawn in Hot Springs expected a crowd of 40,000 for the Rebel Stakes weekend of March 14, but the pandemic left the stands empty.
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Arkansas Cities Say Pandemic Losses of Revenue May Be OverstatedLock Icon

City leaders around Arkansas are holding their breath as business and social activities gradually restart after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Some Arkansas cities are taking steps to establish entertainment districts in which open containers of alcoholic beverages are allowed on public streets, similar to the Beale Street District in Memphis, shown above.
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Arkansas Cities Seek to Create ‘Entertainment Districts’Lock Icon

A number of Arkansas cities — including El Dorado, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana — are either considering or are taking steps toward creating “entertainment districts” that would allow the open carry of alcohol. read more >