The Top 10 Business Stories of 2010

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 12:00 am  

Commitments were made, both public and private, to Arkansas entrepreneurship. Gravity Ventures joined the state's fledgling venture-capital community in December, promising active investment in Arkansas' seed and early-stage firms. Winrock International launched two programs to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in rural Arkansas.

The state upped its commitment by investing further in ventures such as the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and its Risk Capital Matching Program.

A national investor based in Little Rock who attended the Arkansas Venture Forum in September told Arkansas Business that the quality of the presenting startups surpassed what he had seen elsewhere.

"This was much better," he said. "This was really impressive. The early-stage activity hasn't been here in Arkansas but has really emerged the last three years. This is really exciting for Arkansas."



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