Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.
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Red Alert Media Matrix Makes New Offer for Rogers Archive

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. asked for court approval to acquire the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers.
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Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has received a $1 million federal grant to complete renovation of its Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock, it announced Monday.
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The List Largest Commercial Contractors

Largest Commercial Contractors in Arkansas list ranked by most recent year's revenue. Also includes previous year's revenue, top executive, major projects and contact info.

Rank Name 2014 Revenue President/CEO
1 VCC 687,000,000 Alley, Sam
2 Nabholz Construction Corp. 414,284,163 Hannah, Bill
3 CDI Contractors LLC 207,930,000 Garrison, Lloyd
4 Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. 137,055,400 Shell, Bob
5 C.R. Crawford Construction LLC 65,000,000 Crawford, Cody

Executive Q&A

AHTD Director Scott Bennett Says Putting Plans on Hold Could Hurt the Road

Scott Bennett began his career at the AHTD as a summer employee. After graduating college in 1989, he started working full time for the department's Planning & Research Division as a civil engineer. Bennett worked his way up through the agency until he was named the department's assistant chief engineer for planning in 2004. The Arkansas Highway Commission chose him to lead the department.