Those determined to read only positive and uplifting economic news would be advised to avoid stories — including this one — about Friday’s (Aug. 26) second quarter revision of the U.S. gross domestic product.
Editor's note: This story is updated to reflect that Cheryl Garner was not fired by the board of directors of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. However, Garner nor the chamber will explain why she no longer is employed at the chamber.
A cross section of the business and political movers and shakers in Northwest Arkansas gathered Wednesday evening to tour the new $20 million concourse at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA).
Maria Haley, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Department, said Wednesday she has concerns about Whirlpool and Mitsubishi operations in Fort Smith, and that the state is doing what it can to support the two operations.
The board of directors of First Bank Corp, the parent company of First National Bank of Fort Smith and other financial entities, have named Sam T. Sicard president and CEO of the company, and Mont Echols as board chairman.
Officials with Whirlpool Corp. have acknowledged a review of the Fort Smith refrigeration plant is underway, a change from previous denials that any significant changes were under consideration for the plant.
Bentonville-based America’s Car-Mart Inc. blew past analyst estimates to earn $8.282 million in the second quarter, up 3.97% compared to the 2010 quarter, company officials reported Thursday (Aug. 18).