New Year = New Laws

Many of the laws we passed in 2023 take effect on January 1, 2024. These new laws impact everything from taxes to criminal justice. Act 10 of the 2023 Extraordinary Session reduces the top personal income tax rate from 4.7% to 4.4% for tax years beginning January 1, 2024. The act also reduces the corporate […]

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Wienerschnitzel Signs on for 20 Restaurants in Arkansas

The “World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain” plans to build 20 Wienerschnitzel restaurants throughout Arkansas over the next 12 years, beginning with three stores in Northwest Arkansas to jump start the development schedule with Tejas Dogs LLC. “With personal roots in Arkansas paired with our extensive business experience, we found the perfect match with Wienerschnitzel and

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The BoxMaker’s Arkansas Plant Begins Production

The Lowell, Ark. state-of-the-art facility features all digital print and finishing equipment for the manufacture of custom corrugated boxes and retail displays. The BoxMaker, a manufacturer of digitally printed and finished corrugated packaging, has begun full production at its newly constructed plant in Lowell, Arkansas. The state-of-the-art facility features all digital print and finishing equipment

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Arkansas Ranked #1 State for Inbound Movers in 2021

In 2021, 44% more people moved into Arkansas than moved out — the highest percentage of all US states, according to the 2021-2022 HireAHelper U.S. Migration Report. Health care, grocery, housing, utilities, and transportation costs in Arkansas were all below the national average for 2021.The cost of living in Arkansas is approximately 14% lower than

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Arkansas Cotton Gins Working Overtime

“For the second consecutive year, Arkansas’ “ginning season” may go into extra innings.” advises Mary Hightower in her recent report on CottonGrower.com. Typically, gins finish their work by late December. “Last year, the ginning season extended into March in some areas,” said Scott Stiles, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture,

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