The announced addition of 975 jobs with the ArcBest corporate expansion in Fort Smith could result in a total of 1,907 jobs created in Arkansas, according to an economic modeling analysis conducted by the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Retailers from Wal-Mart to Amazon are keeping a close eye on the labor disputes that threaten to bring imports to a halt if an agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is not reached soon.
Officials involved in the remediation efforts of the shuttered Whirlpool manufacturing facility gave an update to the Fort Smith Board of Directors on efforts to clean up a plume of potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) in the area in and around its closed factory.
An item before the Fort Smith Planning Commission Tuesday evening (July 8) could convert the historic Maness schoolhouse into the first commercial business to locate at the Chaffee Crossing development on the east side of the city.
A building permit valued at $9.764 million was issued last week for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center and Sebastian County Judge David Hudson said it was a sign that the project is on schedule for a Memorial Day 2015 opening.
Economic conditions in two of Arkansas’ three largest metro areas continue to be stable or improving, with central Arkansas – the state’s largest metro – continuing to show signs of weakness that began in the first quarter of 2013, according to The Compass Report’s analysis of first quarter 2014
When Wal-Mart calls, people listen. And the listening could result in more new manufacturing jobs being announced in Northwest Arkansas as a result of the retailer’s efforts to buy more American-made products.
Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a “cornerstone” part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.
An initiated act to raise the state’s minimum wage and a proposed constitutional amendment to allow liquor sales in all 75 counties in Arkansas both submitted more than the minimum number needed to be considered for the November ballot.
A Rogers startup is looking to turn the restaurant supply industry on its head and a group of MBA students from Columbia University in New York have been on hand for the last week, helping Recycled Hydro Solutions develop strategies to turn its concept into a must-have piece of equipment.
The outlook for the pork sector has been tempered by the continued threat of PEDv, — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus — which has affected more than 7 million pigs in 30 states over the past year. To date, Arkansas is one of the few agricultural states without a confirmed case.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has been touting his jobs plan for Arkansas, which includes tax competitiveness, workforce education, health care and regulatory reform, education choice and computer science expansion.
Whirlpool announced Thursday (July 3) a settlement with south Fort Smith property owners in a class action lawsuit the owners filed after the company had disclosed that potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) had leaked into the groundwater and spread to the affected properties.