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Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.
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Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.
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Port of Little Rock Seeks Room To Grow

The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011.
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To Grow or Not? Some Successful Small Business Owners Say No

When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no. read more >

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones. read more >

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Mainstream Technologies Adds Conway Office

Information technology services firm Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock on Thursday announced plans to open a second location in downtown Conway that will initially have 15 employees. read more >

Jay Chesshir Named Chair of National Association Board

Jay Chesshir, president and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber, was elected 2016-17 chairman of the board of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. read more >

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege. read more >

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Shared Services Center in Fort Smith to Add More Than 100 Jobs

Shared Services Center-Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and health care facilities, will expand its presence in Fort Smith's Phoenix Center. read more >

Gas Prices Remain Under $2 a Gallon in Oklahoma, Arkansas

AAA Oklahoma says Arkansas and Oklahoma are among 12 states where average gas prices are under $2 a gallon. read more >

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