The Barling Board of Directors on Tuesday (Feb. 25) passed a resolution that officially requests the Arkansas Municipal League to lobby for legislation that would change a nearly 80 year old state law restricting Barling from voting on whether it wants to be a wet or dry city.
Prospects of an outside company managing the golf course at Ben Geren Golf Course appear dim as two Sebastian County advisory boards have voted not to recommend moving forward with a proposal from Orlando, Fla.-based Cypress Golf Management to take over control of the golf course from the county.
Revenue from Arkansas’ 2% tourism tax set a record in 2013 by reaching $12.716 million, and the state’s tourism chief is predicting that 2014 could be even better for Arkansas’ tourism and travel sector.
Progress on the River Valley Sports Complex inched forward Tuesday (Feb. 25) during a study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors, but not without serious questions about how the city can protect itself from investing money in the project should it not be completed.
Plans for a third Fort Smith high school are coming under more scrutiny after a Monday (Feb. 24) school board meeting in which a group of concerned residents requested more due diligence be done before the district ultimately decides that another high school is needed.
Wal-Mart’s Mexican business unit, Walmex, did not have much to cheer about last year, as comp sales throughout Mexico were down between 2% and 4% every month. But despite those problems, the retailer plans to invest $1.8 billion in expansion efforts this year.
Northwest Arkansas is becoming a hotbed of innovation for startup ventures looking to make a name for themselves among an impressive junior alumni group such as Amy Callahan of Collective Bias, Jay Howard with I.O. Metro or John James and Terry Turpin of Acumen Brands.
Whirlpool Corporation has submitted yet another revised Revised Final Work Plan to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as the company prepares to start remediation efforts well ahead of previous estimates.
More consumers plan to sock away their tax refunds which is bad news for retailers like Wal-Mart who are sitting on higher inventory levels two months removed from what was a disappointing holiday season.
Sales tax revenue dipped 3.5% across Northwest Arkansas’ four largest cities in February. Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville cumulatively received more than $4.894 million in sales tax revenue, compared to $5.075 million a year ago.