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Russellville Reflects on the Solar EclipseLock Icon

Arkansas Tech’s interim president, Russell Jones, recounts the busy weekend, as Russellville hosted scientists, tourists and a mass wedding ceremony during the celestial event.

Pennsylvania Company Sues City of Pocahontas for Lease BreachLock Icon

A Pennsylvania decor company is suing the city of Pocahontas for breach of contract after a signed contract to lease a city-owned building was canceled weeks later.

Lyon College’s Institute of Health Sciences Eyes Cabot as Potential LocationLock Icon

A deal to put the school on the Heifer International headquarters campus in Little Rock fell through in November, and no new location has been announced.

Historic Lafayette Building Set for $11M RemodelLock Icon

Lafayette Building at 523 Louisiana St. in Little Rock.

Little Rock’s Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. is set to remodel six floors of the building in downtown Little Rock.

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Russellville Reflects on the Solar EclipseLock Icon

Arkansas Tech's interim president, Russell Jones, recounts the busy weekend, as Russellville hosted scientists, tourists and a mass wedding ceremony during the celestial event. read more >
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Pennsylvania Company Sues City of Pocahontas for Lease BreachLock Icon

A Pennsylvania decor company is suing the city of Pocahontas for breach of contract after a signed contract to lease a city-owned building was canceled weeks later. read more >
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Lyon College’s Institute of Health Sciences Eyes Cabot as Potential LocationLock Icon

A deal to put the school on the Heifer International headquarters campus in Little Rock fell through in November, and no new location has been announced. read more >
Lafayette Building at 523 Louisiana St. in Little Rock.
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Historic Lafayette Building Set for $11M RemodelLock Icon

Little Rock’s Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. is set to remodel six floors of the building in downtown Little Rock. read more >
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Crain Automotive Appeals $5M JudgmentLock Icon

The company is appealing U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller’s ruling that Crain Automotive owes Barton Hankins of Little Rock the money under the contract he signed in 2019, when he joined the company. read more >
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Baldwin & Shell to Build $147M Little Rock West High School CampusLock Icon

This week’s million-dollar deals and construction kicks off with a $147 million construction contract to build a new high school. read more >
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Ex-Exec Sues J.B. Hunt Over FiringLock Icon

A former executive with J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell filed a lawsuit alleging he was fired in 2023 because he was white and opposed the company’s discrimination against white men. read more >
7 Brew Drive-Thru Coffee at 11100 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock.
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7 Brew & Jimmy John Liautaud Reach SettlementLock Icon

The once-escalating court battle between 7 Brew Coffee Co. of Fayetteville and Jimmy John Liautaud, the billionaire founder of the Jimmy John’s restaurants, over ownership of the fast-growing coffee shop chain has been settled. read more >
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Summit House Apartments Faces ForeclosureLock Icon

Highland Midtown Apartments LLC and Thorson Highland Midtown LLC, both of Wilmette, Illinois, borrowed $17.9 million from Ready-Cap Commercial LLC of Irving, Texas, to buy the Summit House at 400 N. University Ave. in 2021. read more >
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Arco to Build New Elopak Plant at Little Rock Industrial PortLock Icon

A packaging plant and a North Little Rock hotel take the stage this week in this round-up of million-dollar deals and construction. read more >
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Jonesboro Shopping Center Sells for $11MLock Icon

This week's million-dollar deals and construction features commercial and industrial properties, along with one new home. read more >
Energy / Industry

AECI Confirms LayoffsLock Icon

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock confirmed that it has eliminated 16 positions. read more >
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Layne’s Chicken Fingers to Come to Central ArkansasLock Icon

Jake Willett of Texarkana, Texas, has signed a development deal with Layne’s Chicken Fingers, founded 30 years ago in College Station, Texas, to bring 10 restaurants to Arkansas within the next five years or so. read more >
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Northwest Arkansas Real Estate Market Hits New HeightsLock Icon

Due to Arkansas' lower home prices, the region continues to attract affluent buyers who move in from other urban areas, such as Silicon Valley or Dallas.  read more >
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Pulaski County’s 7-Figure Home Sales on the RiseLock Icon

High-dollar home sales in Pulaski County set records last year and seven-figure home sales don’t show any signs of slowing down this year. read more >
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$60M Luxury Student Housing Project Planned for Fayetteville

A resort-style pool, fitness room, pickleball and bocce ball courts are among the amenities planned for an off-campus student housing project in Fayetteville called Axis. read more >
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Clark Contractors to Build $4.5M Field House at Lacey K-8 AcademyLock Icon

This week we feature a field house for a Little Rock school and a trio of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >
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NWA Tech Company RevUnit Shuts DownLock Icon

RevUnit built applications to help companies maximize worker engagement and productivity. read more >
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Looking at the Paper: Democrat-Gazette’s Circulation TrendsLock Icon

“It’s a long ways from the days back in the 1970s when the Arkansas Gazette’s circulation was well over 200,000 on Sundays,” a retired Gazette veteran said. read more >
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Arkansas Sees Surge in Alcoholic Beverage Sales and Taxes in 2023Lock Icon

Excise tax collections for mixed drinks reached $20.88 million last year, a 7% increase over collections in 2022 and a whopping 120% increase over the pandemic year of 2020. read more >