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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 >

Pandemic Lobbying: Hands Off, Masks On

Pandemic Lobbying: Hands Off, Masks On

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The Arkansas Legislature will return to session in January but, like nearly every other part of American life, it won’t quite be a return to normalcy. read more >

State’s Financial Firms Add Assets Under Management

State’s Financial Firms Add Assets Under Management

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While two registered investment advisory firms associated with Stephens Inc. of Little Rock remain firmly atop the annual list of the state’s largest money managers, even the second-tier firms are posting impressive new totals of assets under management. read more >

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

Protests Fail to Boost Black-owned Businesses

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Social media campaigns urged consumers to buy goods and services from Black-owned businesses following protests against racism and police brutality. But several African American business owners told Arkansas Business that they saw little, if any, boost in sales. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

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Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar’s experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas’ public companies. read more >

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

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The early bird may get the worm, but being the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arkansas was not enough to keep Suite 443 of Hot Springs ahead of the rush of competitors. read more >

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

Biggest Deals of 2019 See Values Plummet 85%

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The value of big deals in Arkansas plummeted 85% in 2019 compared with the previous year, dropping to $7.9 billion compared with a stratospheric $53.9 billion in 2018. read more >