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Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.
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BKD Settles With FDIC Over Kevin Lewis Fraud

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week settled its lawsuit against the accounting firm BKD LLP, just days before the trial was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.
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Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented'

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business.
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Peco Foods Plant Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Northeast Arkansas

In 2014, Peco Foods Inc. announced it was building a massive poultry processing plant in Pocahontas. That project is now nearing completion and is expected to spur economic activity in the area. read more >

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education. read more >

Broadband Development Group, Provider Of Hyperleap Internet, Joins RasorNET

Broadband Development Group of Little Rock, which provides the fixed wireless broadband internet service called Hyperleap, announced this week that it has joined RasorNET, an Arkansas-based consortium of five regional carriers. read more >

5 Companies Given Global Trade Awards, Trans-Pacific Partnership Touted

Esterline Defense Technologies, CAT Squared, RH Preyda, Cobb-Vantress Inc. and Rock Town Distillery Inc. were recognized at an annual luncheon Tuesday. read more >

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program. read more >

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc. read more >

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer. read more >

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce. read more >

Federal Contracting Forum Taking Place in North Little Rock

With more than $1.7 billion in contracting opportunities available during fiscal year 2016 and 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is helping to host a federal contracting forum June 14-15. The registration deadline is May 30. read more >

Bentonville Warehouse Auctioned for $1.6 Million

A 30,000-SF warehouse in Bentonville was auctioned for approximately $1.6 million Wednesday. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed. read more >

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