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Backers Aim for Tourism Takeoff at Blytheville Air Base

Backers Aim for Tourism Takeoff at Blytheville Air Base
The air force base's front sign was featured on a 1960's postcard distributed by the U.S. Air Force.

Backers of a proposed Cold War museum at the former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville see the project as a centerpiece of historic attractions that dot northeast Arkansas.
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Visit Bentonville to Host First Arkansas Bike Summit

Visit Bentonville this week announced the first-ever Arkansas Bike Summit that will be held June 21-22 at Record, 104 SW A St.
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Todd Herman on Community Engagement as Exhibit A at Arkansas Arts Center

Todd Herman, director of the Arkansas Arts Center, describes the museum's renovation, and reveals how art changed the course of his life.
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Philip Mann To Leave ASO Director Post

Philip Mann and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that the 2018-19 season will be Mann's last as the ASO's music director. read more >

Fitzgerald Joins LRCVB as Marketing, Communications VP

Longtime Little Rock creative director Bill Fitzgerald has been named vice president of marketing and communications for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors' Bureau. read more >

After Court's Order, Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording for Ballot Measures

Arkansas' attorney general has approved the wording for ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage, legalize casinos and change the redistricting process. That's after the state Supreme Court ordered her to certify the wage-hike proposal. read more >

Holiday Inn Express Expected in East Village Development This article is available only in print.

A late third-quarter groundbreaking is planned for a 100-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites near I-30 in Little Rock. read more >

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. read more >

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

Frank Fletcher's Way: Adapt and Serve Customers This article is available only in print.

Frank Fletcher, the CEO of a diverse empire, says his hotel, restaurants, car lots and fur store all must evolve. His company, which reported $750 million in revenue in 2017, employs about 1,000 people, a number that has steadily grown over the past 20 years. read more >

Rescue The Rep (Rett Tucker Commentary)

The bottom line is that The Rep is critical to our city's cultural and arts development, but it is also vital to our economic development. read more >

A-State Marks Construction Start for Red Wolf Convention Center

After close to three years of financial and political challenges — and grappling with the presence of a competing project — the city welcomed the ceremonial start of construction on the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites Hotel at Arkansas State University. read more >

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch. read more >

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