Arkansas Business Weekly Edition

December 10, 2018

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers This article is available only in print.

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

Hogs Without Pigskins Get Upgrades This article is available only in print.

About $50M in facilities are in the works for track athletes and baseball at the University of Arkansas. read more >

This Week's List

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >


Executive Q&A

Architect David Porter Sees Energy, Technology Exemplifying Design of the Times

Architect David Porter Sees Energy, Technology Exemplifying Design of the Times

David Porter, Polk Stanley Wilcox's CEO, discusses big projects, millennial architects' influence and his favorite client compliment. read more >

Spotlight: Construction

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers

Conway Hospital Rivalry Goes Before Lawmakers This article is available only in print.

State lawmakers are scheduled to resume their inquiry into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' contract to provide emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

NorthShore Business Park Growing with New Projects

NorthShore Business Park Growing with New Projects

The expansion of the former Arkansas Physician Management Inc. building is one of three current construction projects in the Northshore Business Park in North Little Rock. read more >

Construction of Third Maumelle Interchange Set to Begin on I-40

Construction of Third Maumelle Interchange Set to Begin on I-40

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has scheduled a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Dec. 10, to mark the beginning of construction on the new Maumelle interchange on Interstate 40 in Pulaski County. read more >

Conway's Central Landing Finally Gets Its Liftoff

Conway's Central Landing Finally Gets Its Liftoff This article is available only in print.

Construction project on old municipal airport land in Conway includes $70 million, 339-unit Fountaine Bleau at Central Landing. read more >

Construction Spending Slips Slightly in October

Construction Spending Slips Slightly in October

Construction spending in the United States fell 0.1 percent in October compared with September, its third straight monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Spending reached a peak of $1.32 trillion in May. read more >

St. Louis Fed: Construction, Real Estate Indicators Mixed

St. Louis Fed: Construction, Real Estate Indicators Mixed

Economic conditions have improved slightly this fall in the Federal Reserve's 8th District, which includes Arkansas, according to the periodical Beige Book released in November. read more >

Hogs Without Pigskins Get Upgrades

Hogs Without Pigskins Get Upgrades This article is available only in print.

About $50M in facilities are in the works for track athletes and baseball at the University of Arkansas. read more >

Opinion & Analysis

Can't Buy Me Love (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Can't Buy Me Love (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Since it's hard to measure universal goals like being a better parent, humans tend to fixate on things that we can measure — weight, height, the size of our houses and, of course, net worth. read more >

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

Ready for the Minimum Wage Hike? (Trey Cooper Commentary)

Becoming more efficient may be helpful to employers in absorbing the initial shock of the increased minimum wage. read more >

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)

The story about the mental health services provider that ripped off both taxpayers and the mentally ill reveals what happens when bureaucrats and lawmakers surrender their oversight duties to highly conflicted parties. read more >