Update: Legislative Committees Approve Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project

Update: Legislative Committees Approve Bonds Plan for Lockheed Martin Project
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and officials with Lockheed Martin show off the company's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

A plan to issue $87 million in bonds to help lure a defense project to south Arkansas is advancing at the Legislature. House and Senate committees on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development endorsed on Tuesday identical proposals to issue the bonds if Lockheed Martin wins a contract with the military.
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Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.
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Arkansas Lawmakers to Meet for Session on Defense Project

Arkansas Lawmakers to Meet for Session on Defense Project

A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defense project to the state.
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The List 75 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 2014 Revenue % Change Revenue
1 Stephens Inc. 2,250,000,000 0
2 Mountaire Corp. 2,117,000,000 4
3 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 1,986,128,828 43
4 Simmons Foods Inc. 1,400,000,000 4
5 RML Automotive 1,345,140,845 5

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