Paul Harvel witnessed the rebirth of a riverfront area in Little Rock that now includes a presidential library, modern convention center and hotels, trolley system, public library and numerous shops and restaurants. He’s convinced Fort Smith’s riverfront area also has development potential.
The Old Fort Homeless Coalition has secured $16,000 in grant funds and $4,000 from three area banks to develop a “strategic action plan” that could include the creation of a homeless campus near South 4th and E Streets in Fort Smith.
Qualifications for a director, organizational expectations and incubator options were the focus of a Tuesday meeting (Sept. 20) that is part of a series of meetings focused on restarting the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.
Education attainment and university research funding were the weak areas in a Northwest Arkansas economy that continues to perform well despite state and national economic conditions, according to a new report released Tuesday.
The fifth edition of The Consumer Compass Report shows a drop in confidence with respect to personal finances and the overall economy — a finding that should come as no surprise to anyone closely watching economic conditions locally and at the state and national levels.