Governor Signs Bill for $87M Lockheed Martin Incentive

Governor Signs Bill for $87M Lockheed Martin Incentive
Lockheed Martin's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, which was on display Tuesday at the state Capitol.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is endorsing a plan to woo a major defense project to Arkansas. The governor signed bills Friday to provide Lockheed Martin with a $87 million incentive package if it is the successful bidder for a military vehicle assembly contract.
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Arkansas Department of Education Appoints New Deputy Commissioner

Arkansas Department of Education Appoints New Deputy Commissioner

T. Mark Gotcher will assume his role as the new deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education on July 1.
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Courtyard by Marriott to Open Along Highway 49 in Jonesboro

A new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is set to open in summer 2016 near the entrance of the NEA Baptist Healthcare System Campus on Highway 49 North in Jonesboro.
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Arkansas' Largest Private Companies ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name 2014 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
2 Mountaire Corp. 2,117,000,000 4
3 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 1,986,128,828 43
4 Simmons Foods Inc. 1,400,000,000 4
5 RML Automotive 1,345,140,845 5

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