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LR Tech Park Receiving 'Genuine Interest' from Prospective Tenants

LR Tech Park Receiving 'Genuine Interest' from Prospective Tenants
A pair of designs for the Little Rock Tech Park, unveiled at the board's meeting on Wednesday.

Brent Birch, the director of the Little Rock Tech Park, told the park's board on Wednesday that he has received "genuine interest" from local companies interested in being a part of the park.
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Chamber's New Entrepreneurship Director Poised to Help Startups Grow

Jordan Carlisle's new gig with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce wasn't much of a stretch. After all, he already was working with the Arkansas Venture Center out of space donated by the Chamber, and the new duties mirror his agenda as a local startup champion.
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Ristorante Capeo Lands A Familiar Name On Its Wine List

After about a year of slicing through red tape, Ristorante Capeo in North Little Rock has landed wine from the Chateau Dassault winery in France. Dassault's wine is otherwise available in the United States only in New York and New Jersey.
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