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Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem.
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A Vulture and a Child; A Mob and a Student

Journalists constantly consider possible unintended effects of what they print. They also walk a line between taking action and strictly observing events.
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UA Name Technology Ventures Associate Director

David Hinton has been appointed associate director of Technology Ventures at the University of Arkansas.
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Arkansas State Gets $6.7M Windgate Grant For Arts Building

The Windgate Foundation of Little Rock has awarded a $6.7 million grant to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for a new sculpture and ceramics program building. It is the largest single gift to the arts in the university's 109-year history. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Arkansas Extends Dave Van Horn's Contract Through 2023

Arkansas has extended its contract with baseball coach Dave Van Horn, three months after he led the Razorbacks to the finals of the College World Series. read more >

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state. read more >

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >

ATU, North Arkansas College Sign Agreement

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and North Arkansas College in Harrison entered into a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 11 that will create pathways for Northark students to pursue bachelor's degrees through ATU. read more >

UA Little Rock College's Auditorium Named For Thomas Schueck

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named the auditorium of its Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology in honor of Thomas Schueck, founder and chairman of steel company Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half Workplace Tasks by 2025

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years. read more >

Three Promoted at Conway Corp. (Conway Movers & Shakers)

Cory Cox has been promoted to dispatch coordinator at Conway Corp., where John Davis was promoted to broadband premises expert and Beth Jimmerson is now senior marketing coordinator. read more >

The Struggle Is Real (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Customer experiences in retail and dining confirm that the struggle to find employees with critical thinking skills is real. read more >

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