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Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds
Phillip Stafford, president of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation, addresses the crowd at the "Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation" event held Thursday at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park.

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.
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ASU-Beebe Warns Campuses of Possible Data Breach

Arkansas State University-Beebe says some students and employees may be affected by a possible data breach at its campuses.
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Pulaski Tech Hires Shannon Boshears as Foundation's Executive Director

Pulaski Technical College has turned to a Little Rock-based nonprofit organization to find its next chief development officer and executive director of the college's foundation.
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