John Woodham works for a company that provides benefit and human resources services to more than 300 companies in 38 states. His world got a lot busier following Friday’s (June 26) ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalizes same sex marriage in all states.
The two building sectors across Northwest Arkansas moved in different directions last month as new residential and new commercial permits issued by the region’s four largest cities totaled $57.693 million, down sharply from the $90.89 million permit value reported a year ago.
Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism tax during the first four months of 2015 totaled $4.247 million, up 7.25% compared to the same period in 2014. Collections for each of the four months of 2015 set a new record for that month.
Hospitality tax collections in the Fort Smith area are showing gains after getting off to a slow start for 2015. The tourism industry is doing well statewide, with collections of the state’s tourism tax setting records for January through April revenue.
A Pentagon official confirmed over the weekend that a decision on the $30 billion award for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) project remains on schedule for an award in the fiscal fourth quarter, which for the U.S.
Wayne Farms, integrated poultry company with a large complex in Danville, withdrew its planned initial public offering that had hoped to raise $250 million. The Oakwood, Ga.,-based company cited unfavorable market conditions that prevented the company from getting the appropriate valuation.
Sam’s Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores, announced a daily discount to its members in a program it calls “Shocking Values”. The daily deals on SamsClub.com provide up to 60% off of retail prices on selected brand items.
Arkansas severance tax collections fell more than 50% in May from year ago levels as the state’s rig count plummeted to single digits and drilling crews are leaving the state for other richer wet shale plays across the U.S., according to state severance tax and employment data and industry report
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce have formed a partnership to develop a new Innovation Hub in a building that the Chamber of Commerce is acquiring on the Fayetteville downtown square.
The iconic ball cap worn by Sam Walton, a miniature Wal-Mart truck and short biographical stories of Walton’s retail rise are among more than 600 artifacts woven into the fabric of the “American Enterprise” exhibit set to open July 1
As more prominence and recognition has been given to the state’s burgeoning startup and entrepreneurial community over the past few years, Arkansas still fell from six spots in a highly-watched national index that ranks new business growth and startup activity among the 50 states.
A contract is pending for the sale of the historic Lane Hotel, a focal point in downtown Rogers. Closing is scheduled sometime in July and depending on what the new owners have planned, the new property could be part of the “buzz” in downtown Rogers.