The engineering services company will relocate from at 1010Battery St. in Downtown Little Rock in June 2009. A spokesman forGarver Engineers tells that the company looked for newspace for about a year and considered all options--renting, buyingand developing. He says the company looked throughout centralArkansas for likely space and ultimately bought five acres about1.5 years ago in NorthShore Business Park, a 150-acre developmentat the junction of Interstate 430 and Crystal Hill Road.

Todd Larson, executive director of the North Little RockEconomic Development Corp., says NorthShore Business Park's natureamenities appealed to Garver Engineers' management. The businesspark is owned by Little Rock real estate investor Gene Pfeiffer andincludes Burns Park, the River Trail system and Big Dam Bridge, allgeared toward hiking and biking.

"This was a business park where they could develop an attractivecampus and they wanted to promote a green and healthy lifestyle,"Larson explains. "Location and lifestyle were the two main reasonsGarver chose this site."

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