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Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State

Jeff Amerine: 'Open Innovation' Model Can Work for Entire State
Innovate Arkansas adviser Jeff Amerine (left) leads a discussion on open innovation from the Argenta Community Theater.

Jeff Amerine, an IA adviser and founder of Startup Junkie Consulting in Fayetteville, told a gathering of the state's entrepreneurship and innovation movers and shakers Thursday that an "open innovation" model can work for Arkansas.
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SBA District Office Names New Director

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Arkansas District Office named Edward Haddock as the new deputy district director. Haddock's responsibilities will include helping boost economic development by ensuring the delivery of loan programs and business development services.
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John James Wants to Turn Old Post Office into Startup Hub

John James, the Acumen Brands founder who now focuses most of his time on launching Hayseed Ventures in Fayetteville, has a vision for the historic Old Post Office building that anchors the Fayetteville downtown square.
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