Wind Resistance: Arkansas OKs Big Step for $4.5B Project This article is available only in print.

Wind Resistance: Arkansas OKs Big Step for $4.5B Project
If the Wind Catcher project is ultimately approved, the builder of this wind farm in Nebraska, Invenergy LLC of Chicago, will put 800 wind turbines on about 300,000 acres of western Oklahoma.

Ted Thomas has faced some tough decisions as an Arkansas utility regulator, but approving a massive $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project wasn't one of them.
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Former State Sen. Jake Files Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Former State Sen. Jake Files Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Former State. Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Monday for wire fraud and money laundering in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund and an unrelated charge of bank fraud.
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Beechwood Flood Leads to Lawsuit Against Modus Studio

Beechwood Flood Leads to Lawsuit Against Modus Studio This article is available only in print.

A student housing developer in Dallas has filed a lawsuit against a Fayetteville architectural design firm over flooding problems at a complex in Fayetteville.
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The List Largest SBA Lenders

Largest SBA Lenders in Arkansas: List ranked by total value of loans made to Arkansas borrowers in latest fiscal year. List includes lender, main location, number of loans and total loan value.

Rank Name Main Location Total No. of Loans
1 Live Oak Banking Co. Wilmington, NC 20
2 Regions Bank Birmingham, AL 23
3 Arvest Bank Fayetteville 63
4 Bank of the Ozarks Little Rock 11
5 Simmons Bank Pine Bluff 19

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Lee Watson, the CEO of the Venture Center, explains what it does, and how entrepreneurs are turning their dreams into businesses.