Arkansas Nonprofits During Recession And a Mid-year Economic Outlook in This Week’s Arkansas Business

This week’s Arkansas Business is available now. Among the highlights:

The effects of the recession are only now starting to show up on the book’s the state’s largest nonprofit organizations, with four of Arkansas’ 30 largest charities seeing a decline in assets and four treading water. One, however, saw a $19 million gain from the previous year …

Lions World Services for the Blind is making all kinds of changes, hoping to avoid posting a third consecutive annual loss.

Arkansas Business Publisher Jeff Hankins surveys the state’s economy at the halfway point of 2009. Will the conventional wisdom of a slow recovery starting in the third quarter hold?

Yep, that’s former Alltel Corp. vice president Andrew Moreau, now working at CJRW of Little Rock as a senior VP. Also: The agency makes a play for Verizon’s PR business and loses to a Memphis firm.

KTHV-TV, Channel 11’s new 6:30 p.m. newscast posted solid numbers in the May Nielsen TV ratings.

Are commercial real estate developers again looking at urban areas as possible sites for projects? Is sprawl dead?

Southern Bancorp Inc. of Arkadelphia is poised to become the first rural development bank to launch a public stocking offering.

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