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Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM
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Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb: NWA Needs Employees Educated in STEM

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb.
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UAMS BioVentures Building Entrepreneur Support System

Nancy Gray, the new director of the BioVentures business incubator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is developing an entrepreneur-in-residence program to help mentor potential startup founders at the school.
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Startup Junkie's Jeff Amerine on Using Entrepreneurship to Innovate Arkansas

Jeff Amerine recently left his position as director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to devote himself full time to Startup Junkie Consulting, the firm he began in 2008.
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Hark Announces Entrepreneurial Summer Tour of Southeast

Hark announced that it will launch a six-week tour of the Southeast beginning in July in partnership with Bespoke Video Production of Little Rock.
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Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees. read more >

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe Gets $1.2M Raise in Fiscal 2015

Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, was paid $6.3 million in fiscal 2015 — a pay bump of more than $1.2 million compared to fiscal 2014, according to documents filed Wednesday. Howe's total compensation included a base salary of $650,000. read more >

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?” read more >

Bentonville's Thrive Apartments Full After One Month

Thrive Apartments, a mixed-used complex with 62 units, are at the intersection of Southwest A and Southwest Fourth streets a few blocks off the downtown Bentonville square. ERC Cos. of Barling built the complex through its in-house ERC Construction and it opened June 1. read more >

Denver Firm Pays $6M For Westgate Center (Real Deals)

The sale of a 53,000-SF retail center in Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. A 43,798-SF retail building is undergoing redevelopment as a warehouse after a $1.2 million deal. And a 12,175-SF office-warehouse project in the Riverdale area of Little Rock changed hands in a $714,000 sale. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field. read more >

TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Open at Clinton National

The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt and to keep their laptop and a 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on suitcase without having to remove them at the checkpoint. read more >

Knight Transportation Sheds More USA Truck Shares

Knight tried to take over USA Truck two years ago by buying 1.3 million shares at less than $6 per share. The take-over bid failed but the interest generated helped spur USA Truck's share price over $20. read more >

PAM Transport Expands Its Dutch Auction

The company announced it buy up to 150,000 shares — approximately two percent of the outstanding shares — rather than 80,000 as it had planned. PAM said it would pay between $59 and $63 per share. read more >

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock. read more >

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