Future Little Rock (Jeff Hankins Publisher's Note)

by Jeff Hankins  on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 12:00 am  

- Embrace the research efforts of UAMS, which offers the best opportunity to deliver biotechnology success.

- Call a truce between business leaders and the school board. A prerequisite must be agreement that attorney John Walker will finally get out of the way.

- Consolidate the nonperformance functions of the performing arts entities - the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Children's Theatre, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Wildwood Park, maybe others. Imagine centralized ticketing, marketing, administration and fundraising.

- Make sure the future of War Memorial Park emphasizes the future (i.e., attracting more visitors with a stronger zoo and park and maintaining War Memorial Stadium for Razorback football games) instead of the past (i.e., pouring a bunch of money into the antiquated Ray Winder Field).

This dialogue is just starting. E-mail your thoughts to jhankins@abpg.com and I'll share them in future columns.  

(Jeff Hankins can be reached via e-mail at jhankins@abpg.com.)



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