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Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell 3/31/2017 01:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Arkansas House Advances Concealed Handgun Exemption Bill

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 07:43 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law expanding where concealed guns are allowed in a vote that one lawmaker complained was a "no-win" choice between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the National Rifle Association.

Sun Belt Conference Says It Wants Arkansas Gun Law Changed

by Associated Press 3/30/2017 01:14 pm

The Sun Belt Conference says it wants college sporting events exempted from a new Arkansas law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, the second conference to call for changes to the gun rights measure.

Arkansas Panel Backs Gun Ban at Stadiums After SEC Plea

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/28/2017 07:13 pm

An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 07:09 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas' only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

The Influencers: Jeff Long of the University of Arkansas

by Marty Cook 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long is a driven man, so it's a bit of a surprise when his voice catches while talking about how much sports mean to him.

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

by Jan Cottingham 3/20/2017 12:00 am

It's probably best to be an optimist if you want to lead the Little Rock School District. By that measure, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key made the right choice last April in selecting Mike Poore as superintendent of the state's biggest — and long-troubled — school district.

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/20/2017 12:00 am

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Arkansas Tech Breaks Ground for $3.5M Sports Complex

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2017 12:57 pm

Arkansas Tech University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new $3.5 million multi-sports complex on the university's Russellville campus.

Bradbury Family Foundation Gives $300K For Free Enterprise Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell 3/16/2017 10:29 am

Arkansas State University announces a $300,000 gift from the Bradbury Family Foundation of Little Rock that will fund merit-based scholarships to six students each year who enroll in the new Bradbury Free Enterprise Scholars Program.

Fitz Hill Fights for Young People, Community in New Role

by Todd Traub 3/15/2017 09:15 am

Former Arkansas Baptist president Fitz Hill continues to help young African-Americans as the leader of the college's foundation.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

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