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Jonesboro Area? It Conveys Everything
A production worker at Hytrol, the world’s top manufacturer of conveyors, according to President David Peacock. “The two larger material-handling equipment suppliers are larger because they do other things,” he said.

Smack in the middle of a business surge driven by the e-commerce revolution sits Jonesboro and northeast Arkansas, the little-known conveyor capital of the United States.
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5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.
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DRA Plans To Spend $460K Through New Arts Initiative

DRA Plans To Spend $460K Through New Arts Initiative

The Delta Regional Authority on Wednesday announced its new Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative and intention to contribute nearly $460,000 to stimulate economic and community development efforts in local communities through the region's arts and culture sectors.
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The List Largest Private Companies

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 2016 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2,496,572,480 11
2 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
3 Mountaire Corp. 2,000,000,000 -3
4 McLarty Automotive Group 1,763,927,011 24
5 RML Automotive 1,648,758,443 13

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A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.