AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund
Bryan King

AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund

The executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Tuesday defended certain incentives his agency offers to companies that are building, moving to or expanding in Arkansas.
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Riggs Estate Gives $1.8M to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra gets the largest individual donation in its history — $1.8 million from the estate of the late Linda Garner Riggs.
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Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

Deltic, Potlatch Complete $1.2B Merger

Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado and Potlatch Corp. of Spokane, Washington, have completed their $1.2 billion merger, originally announced last year.
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Masseys Give UCA $1M for Scholarship Program

Masseys Give UCA $1M for Scholarship Program

Rick and Anne Massey of Little Rock have given the University of Central Arkansas $1 million to endow and establish a scholarship program for first-generation college students.
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The List Biggest Deals of 2017

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Tyson Foods Inc. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. 4,200,000,000
2 Sinclair Broadcast Group Tribune Media Co. 3,900,000,000
3 Potlatch Corp. Deltic Timber Corp. 1,200,000,000
4 Home BancShares Inc. Stonegate Bank 820,000,000
5 Uniti Group Inc. Southern Light LLC 700,000,000

Executive Q&A

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless.