The Federal Reserve affirmed its outlook for stronger GDP growth in 2014, and said Wednesday it will reduce – or “taper” – its injection of $40 billion into the U.S. economy through securities purchases.
For anyone with a dream of being the next city councilman, senator or even dog catcher, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is planning a workshop to teach novice candidates the ins and outs of running for public office.
No longer are the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court wrangling over whether or not to add an additional $800,000 to the $8 million budget for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center.
A dispute over payment for land that erupted at a Dec. 3 Board of Directors meeting brought to light a continuing nuisance for the city of Fort Smith and according to one city official, it does not look like that nuisance will be going away anytime soon.
Employees and elected officials in the city of Van Buren will take home a larger pay check next year after the Van Buren City Council formally approved the city's fiscal year 2014 budget and a separate ordinance dealing with elected officials' salaries.
Talk Business Arkansas — in conjunction with the State Chamber of Commerce and consulting group CEG Partners — released its first “Business Leaders Confidence Survey,” which found that company leaders across Arkansas see sizable revenue growth in 2014 but it may not correlate to hiring or capital
Even though uncertainty remains regarding the future of the Ben Geren Aquatics Center, the city of Fort Smith took another step forward Wednesday (Dec. 11) in order to provide additional funding for the project.
The Walton Family Foundation has announced a $2.1 million grant to the University of Arkansas to fund several programs within the College Access Initiative and the Center For Multicultural and Diversity Education (CMDE).
Most of the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas business leaders who responded to an informal survey from The City Wire are optimistic about overall economic conditions in 2014, but worry that federal regulations and changes in healthcare will curtail the potential for growth.
A project announced at Tuesday's (Dec. 10) Board of Directors meeting will not only improve the appearance of one of the city's busiest intersections, but it could lead to a new city commission tasked with making Fort Smith a city of beauty.