UPDATE: Atlantic Tele-Network To Invest $200M In LR, Hire 200-250

by Jamie Walden and Mark Carter  on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 9:37 am  

Frank O'Mara

O'Mara said the AWCC web site is up and running at www.awcc.com, and invited former Alltel associates to visit the site and apply for jobs.

Atlantic CEO Michael Prior, who joined Beebe, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and other company and state officials at the formal announcement held in the Governor's Conference Room at the state Capitol, said he was very impressed with the work force available in Little Rock.

"The more we saw, the more we liked," he said, noting the efforts of state officials in making the deal a reality. "I've never seen a more straightforward, business-like approach from a state government."

Beebe credited the state Legislature with giving him more tools to lure economic development to the state than any other governor has enjoyed.





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