Museum curators knew they had a winner on their hands early on with the State of the Art: Discovering American Art exhibit. Crystal Bridges reports more than 127,000 visitors have graced its doors to view the diverse works since first displayed Sept. 13.
A private group of Fort Smith investors has helped recruit to Fort Smith an advanced manufacturing company created through a Fayetteville-based venture firm that has plans to be operational by 2017 and employ around 100 workers – to include scientists – by 2019.
The good vibes that Arkansas and U.S. consumers are getting from lower pump prices this holiday season will also make for hectic highways and busy airports as Americans with more disposable income plan getaways for Christmas, AAA officials said Wednesday.
Springdale, the city in the middle of a hot Northwest Arkansas economy, has been somewhat the laggard in retail and commercial growth across the two-county region. But times are changing. More red dirt is being unearthed thanks to a surge in private and public ventures.
More road construction is on tap for Springdale. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department agreed Wednesday (Dec. 17) to pay nearly $101 million for the construction of the first section of the U.S. 412 Bypass of Springdale.
While not broad, improvements in employment, sales tax collections and tourism sector employment helped push positive economic trends during the third quarter of 2014 for Arkansas’ three largest metro areas.
Walmart’s private label grocery and consumable products continues to offer substantial savings for consumers watching every dime they spend, according to a recent pricing survey completed by Raymond James & Associates.
Doug Babb, CEO of Fort Smith-based Cooper Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned medical groups in Arkansas, is stepping down at the end of 2014. His more than seven-year run as the clinic’s chief came during a time of significant change in the regional medical community.
NorthWest Arkansas Community College will soon have another special topics course to add to its repertoire. The course, titled “Science Fiction as Literature,” will be instructed by Timothy McGinn and offered during the spring semester, which begins Jan. 12.
The new North Street Clinic on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Fayetteville said it will offer chronic disease management for type 2 diabetes. The clinic is open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.
Consumers in Arkansas report having less existing mortgage debt and higher overall savings rates than their neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the third phase of the Arvest Bank’s Consumer Sentiment Survey completed for the fall of 2014.