Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.
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LRCVB Moves Ahead on Deal for Cromwell Building

LRCVB Moves Ahead on Deal for Cromwell Building

The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission's $3.35 million purchase of the Cromwell Building for the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau could be finalized within a month or so.
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Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.
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The List Largest Chambers of Commerce

Arkansas Chambers of Commerce list ranked by numbers of members. Also includes market area, budgeted annual revenue, year founded, director, president or CEO, website, and contact info.

Rank Name Number of Member Accounts (not total number of individual representatives) Director
1 Little Rock Regional Chamber 2,278 Chesshir, James W. "Jay"
2 Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 2,102 Burns, Raymond M.
3 North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,301 Owens, John
4 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce 1,287 Young, Mark
5 Conway Area Chamber of Commerce 1,250 Lacy, Brad

Executive Q&A

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.