19
Sep
2011
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Festival Celebrates Arts In Conway


In 2007, Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) held a four-day arts festival in downtown Conway to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the University of Central Arkansas and the dedication of the “Aurora Rising” mural on City Hall.
Now in its fourth year, ArtsFest has grown to include additional events and venues over a 10-day span.

19
Sep
2011
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Residential Construction Can Jumpstart The Economy

Residential construction and real estate sales are severely depressed. A significant part of the economy depends on this business segment, and the economy will not recover until problems in this industry are resolved.
The number of Americans buying new homes fell for a third month in July, putting sales on track to finish this year as the worst on record dating back half a century, according to Associated Press Derek Kavitz. Housing remains one of the weakest segments of our economy.

19
Sep
2011
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Small Business Lunch and Learn To Explore Educational Opportunities For Working Adults

An educated and skilled workforce is crucial to the success of businesses and the local economy. Because education and economic development go hand in hand, Central Baptist College is sponsoring a Small Business Lunch & Learn in partnership with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Called “Education for Small Business,” the Lunch & Learn will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. Ryan Johnson, director of recruitment at CBC, and Eliezer Semedo, education coordinator of PACE and online studies, will be the guest lecturers.

06
Jul
2011
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Recession 'Resistant'

No one in the United States, or possibly even the developed world, is recession proof. The “late unpleasantness” of the global economy has lasted longer than almost anyone expected. Conway has fared better than almost anywhere during this period, but you only have to look at the national and global brands doing business here to understand our exposure to macro financial trends.
What does that mean at the local level? For some it has meant lost jobs or missed paychecks. For almost everyone it has meant at least financial belt tightening at work and at home.

06
Jul
2011
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Visiting Real Estate Developers Provide Insight, Assessment Of Conway's Future

In April, a group of Conway community leaders, elected officials and members of the business community traveled to Franklin, Tenn., to benchmark the development practices that helped establish Franklin as one of the country’s hottest markets for job growth.

This June, the Chamber hosted developers who played a critical role in the Franklin story came to Conway and measured development potential, pointed out challenges and gave direction.

06
Jul
2011
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City Parks: A Home Run For Conway's Economy


2011 has already been a banner year for the Conway Parks and Recreation Department. New facilities have provided a shot in the arm to the local economy as Conway has started to establish itself as a destination for sporting and other events.

06
Jul
2011
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Why Conway Regional Matters


Whether you know it or not, we are all have a stake in the success of Conway Regional Health System. Whether delivering newborns, treating cancer, saving heart attack patients or performing life saving operations, Conway Regional touches every Faulkner County resident at the most critical moments of their lives.

06
Jul
2011
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Conway To Use I-40 Expansion To Improve Other Infrastructure Within The City


As the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department prepares to expand the Interstate 40 corridor to six lanes from Conway to I-430 in North Little Rock, Conway plans to use this opportunity to make improvements to infrastructure within the city.

06
Jul
2011
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Transportation, Education Infrastructure A "Recipe For Growth"

It has become an article of faith that Conway has always grown and will always grow. If the last sixty years are an adequate sample that may be true. However, some upcoming major construction projects will bring new attention, and possibly a wave of new residents to Conway.

06
Jul
2011
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Education Pays a Premium

The article in the June issue of the Faulkner County Business Journal titled “Conway and Faulkner County Residents are Younger, Smarter and Wealthier” discussed the income and education level of Faulkner County residents.
It stated that of the population 25 years and older, 41% of Conway’s residents hold a college degree, associate, bachelor’s or professional
degree, compared to 24% for Arkansas and 35% for the United States.

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