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Phillips County Joins Government Solar Push

Phillips County Joins Government Solar Push

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Phillips County Judge Clark Hall is counting on solar power to save his county money and help shine its image. The county has hired Entegrity Partners of Little Rock to build a 400-kilowatt photovoltaic array as part of its major new justice complex near Helena Regional Medical Center. read more >

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches

Citizens Bank's Batesville HQ Sets Model for New Branches

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The directors of Citizens Bank at Batesville were already contemplating a new headquarters building when they hired Phil Baldwin as CEO in 2013. The 37,000-SF $13.8 million building finally opened last month, and it is decidedly different. read more >

Limits Few for $300M Simmons Foods Project in Decatur

Limits Few for $300M Simmons Foods Project in Decatur

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When Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs decided a few years ago to start from scratch to increase its fresh and frozen chicken production, Simmons bought 800-plus acres for $14 million and then went about designing what COO David Jackson called a “50-year investment.” read more >

WeWork Wants Space With Bentonville Flavor

WeWork Wants Space With Bentonville Flavor

WeWork is a 9-year-old New York company that builds and runs shared office spaces in more than 100 cities worldwide. It announced April 1 that it would expand its operations to Bentonville at a soon-to-be-developed space at 224 S. Main St. that it hopes to open in 2021. read more >

Arkansas Arts Center 'A Gem Within Our City'

Arkansas Arts Center 'A Gem Within Our City'

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Museums need to supply “social space,” says famed architect Jeanne Gang. If they are to survive, they need to be places where people want to be. And that is what her design seeks to do for the expanded, renovated Arkansas Arts Center, a $98.8 million project: provide a “cultural living room.” read more >

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

Startup Roadie Gets More Stephens Cash

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Five years after its founding, Roadie, the crowdsourced delivery service startup based in Atlanta, has attracted partnerships with major retailers, including Walmart, and, in February, $37 million in new funding. read more >

PAM: Lawsuit Threatens Driver Wage Model

PAM: Lawsuit Threatens Driver Wage Model

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PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is fighting a class-action lawsuit brought in 2016 that it said could send shock waves through the trucking industry and radically change the way drivers are paid. read more >

Springhill Medical Corridor Still Attracting Business

Springhill Medical Corridor Still Attracting Business

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Baptist Health, CARTI projects add to two decades of development on Springhill Drive in east North Little Rock, a place that was once best known as the lonely Interstate 40 location of ABF Freight’s central Arkansas terminal. read more >

The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of Redevelopment

The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of Redevelopment

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Verizon Arena is recognized as the key that started a redevelopment engine for downtown North Little Rock. Celebrating its 20th birthday in October, the facility is touted as an $83 million, debt-free, financially self-sufficient showcase for central Arkansas events. read more >

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

Arkansas Duck Hunting Not Dead Yet

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Reports that there were “no ducks” in the Arkansas Delta this hunting season were greatly exaggerated, but industry leaders are concerned nonetheless. read more >

Files Offer Look Inside $120M Delta Resort Bankruptcy

Files Offer Look Inside $120M Delta Resort Bankruptcy

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In December, creditors forced Gary R. Gibbs, the developer of the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County and the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, into bankruptcy for defaulting on $119.4 million in loans. It's familiar territory for Gibbs, who recovered from a 2005 bankruptcy only to fall back into financial distress after the New Orleans bank that made his loans failed. read more >

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

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The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century. read more >