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Walmart Reigns in Net Income, Executive Pay

Walmart Reigns in Net Income, Executive Pay

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Walmart Inc. rules Arkansas Business’ annual lists of the state’s public companies and how much their executives are paid, and it’s hard to imagine a time when that won’t be true — especially as the lists get shorter. read more >

Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better Economy

Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better Economy

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Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >

2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

2020 Brought Feast, Famine to Private Companies

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Data collected for this week’s list of private companies illustrated the uneven and sometimes counterintuitive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on various industries. read more >

78 Companies Receive $100,000-Plus From BIG Program

78 Companies Receive $100,000-Plus From BIG Program

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The Business Interruption Grant program awarded all but 11 cents of its appropriation to 2,136 businesses out of 3,118 applications received during the application period in November. read more >

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

Arkansas Hospitality Tax Receipts Plunge in 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic sent hospitality tax collections in Arkansas plummeting last year, and the blow to some tourism bureaus in the state, which rely on the taxes for revenue, was even worse than those figures show. read more >

Private Cloud Offers Predictable Bills, Security, Customization

Private Cloud Offers Predictable Bills, Security, Customization

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Private cloud users stand to gain more predictable pricing, better security that’s the result of knowing where their data is and having more control over it, and greater customization, according to three providers of private cloud service in Arkansas. read more >

Second Round of PPP Loans Prioritizes the Underserved

Second Round of PPP Loans Prioritizes the Underserved

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The second round of the federally funded Paycheck Protection Program is prioritizing “underserved” businesses — minority-, women- and veteran-owned and rural businesses — by setting aside money for them and through targeted outreach efforts. read more >

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

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Arkansans spent $181 million on more than 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana in 2020, the first full year of legal cannabis sales in the state, according to data from the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >

2020 Rocks Home Loans Amid COVID-19

2020 Rocks Home Loans Amid COVID-19

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The surprise tandem that made home sales especially memorable for residential realty companies last year made 2020 equally unforgettable for mortgage lenders. read more >

Construction Pipeline Defies Slowdown

Construction Pipeline Defies Slowdown

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Construction executives in Arkansas said that, for the most part, project work has continued fairly normally considering the circumstances. And the prospects for future work appear to be fundamentally the same. read more >