Tagged: Small Business

U.S. Bank Donates $250K to 2 LR Organizations

U.S. Bank Donates $250K to 2 LR Organizations

Banking & Finance

U.S. Bank has donated $250,000 in the Little Rock area as part of its $15 million U.S. Bank Foundation Rebuild and Transform Fund that aims to rebuild corridors impacted by social unrest and systemic racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement. read more >

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

Arkansas Motorcoach Industry Desperate for Aid

Health CareTransportation

Little Rock Coaches, a charter motorcoach company, has basically seen its business shut down since mid-March. It is not a Little Rock or an Arkansas phenomenon; the pandemic has hammered motorcoach businesses across the nation. read more >

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive Joblessness in US

Restaurants & Food

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. read more >

Jebaraj Gives Passing Grade to CARES Act

Jebaraj Gives Passing Grade to CARES Act

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Mervin Jebaraj works at the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business so it is apropos that he has a grade for the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

Pandemic Collateral Damage? Small Firms

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The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a wallop to the country’s economy, but experts interviewed by Arkansas Business don’t expect too much lasting damage. There is a caveat, of course. read more >

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

Central Arkansas Population Stands at 750,000

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The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area now has a population of about 750,000, according to a report by Metroplan, the planning agency for Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties. read more >

Conway Firm Gets Grant for Educational Platform

Conway Firm Gets Grant for Educational Platform

Technology & Telecom

Zuni Learning Tree of Conway recently received a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education to build a new feature for its namesake online educational platform. read more >