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FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.
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XCelerate Capital Invests $250k in ARK Challenge Alum Tagless Style

Rod Ford's new Little Rock early-stage seed fund XCelerate Capital has invested $250,000 in Tagless Style, the ARK Challenge and Innovate Arkansas firm that partnered with Goodwill of Arkansas to "upcycle" second-hand clothes.
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Bill Would Regulate Grain Traders

Arkansas legislators are working to get a bill ready that would regulate grain traders, said state Sen. Ronald Caldwell, R-Wynne.
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US Economic Growth in Q4 Revised Down to 2.2 Percent

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Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners. read more >

Allegiant to Start Nonstop, Seasonal Flights from LIT to LAX

Allegiant Travel Co. says that on June 4 it will begin nonstop, seasonal jet service between Little Rock and Los Angeles. read more >

Bourbon & Boots Launches Jewelry Line with Dillard's

Innovate Arkansas client firm Bourbon & Boots, from Little Rock entrepreneur Matt Price, has partnered with Dillard's, the department store chain based in Little Rock, to launch a new line of Southern-themed jewelry. read more >

Merger Match Brings on Ken Clark as 'Chief Storyteller'

Clark will consult with co-founders Bridget Farris and Alese Stroud and lead the development of strategic relationships for Merger Match's proprietary corporate acquisitions assessment tool. read more >

Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday. read more >

KA on IA: Kristian Andersen on the Future of Arkansas Techpreneurship

Kristian Andersen talks the future role of Innovate Arkansas and what's ahead for tech-based entrepreneurship in Arkansas. The next step? Developing homegrown talent, he says. read more >

I.O. Metro CEO Lou Spagna To Retire

Spagna, 65, was named CEO of the home furnishing retail company in 2012 to replace founder Jay Howard. I.O. Metro has selected a replacement from outside the company who will serve as co-CEO with Spagna until Spagna leaves, and Marketing Director Amber Langston said that announcement will be made March 1. read more >

Infiniti, Walgreens Locations Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

Our offerings are varied in this edition of million-dollar transactions: An auto dealership, a Walgreens, an office-warehouse, a neighborhood retail center, a parking lot and a big home. read more >

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