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DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

Summit Completes Acquisition of Stephens-Owned Arkansas Oklahoma Gas

by Kyle Massey 3/31/2017 05:05 pm

Summit Utilities of Littleton, Colorado, has completed its acquisition of Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp., the Fort Smith utility owned for more than seven decades by the Witt Stephens family.

Conway Corp Names Bret Carroll CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2017 10:42 am

Conway Corp announces Bret Carroll as its new CEO. He will replace Richard Arnold, who will retire May 31.

Arkansans Respond to Clean Power Plan Rollback

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 05:09 pm

Arkansas reactions were muted after President Donald Trump used executive directives this week to undercut the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and Climate Action Plan, as well as other policies aimed at reducing carbon pollution.

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.

Murphy Chief Roger Jenkins' Pay for 2016 Falls 40 Percent

by Kyle Massey 3/24/2017 11:49 am

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins took a pay cut of nearly 40 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with $8.5 million in total compensation compared with just over $14 million in 2015.

Date Delayed for Deepwater Horizon Fake Will Trial

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

The trial date has been moved to Sept. 11 for the Camden real estate agent who was indicted for allegedly creating a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who later died in an auto accident.

Central Arkansas Water CEO Tad Bohannon Keeps Ratepayers Tapped In

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

After practicing law for more than 20 years, Tad Bohannon was unanimously appointed CEO of Central Arkansas Water in January 2016. CAW, the state's largest public drinking water system, has an annual operating and capital improvement budget exceeding $64 million.

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.

Pay for Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde Hits $6.2 Million for 2016

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2017 09:52 am

An improved bottom line in 2016 led to slightly bigger paychecks for top executives at Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado, including CEO Andrew Clyde.

In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers

by Kyle Massey 3/15/2017 11:50 am

In a significant decision for solar energy, Arkansans who now get credit on their utility bills for electricity they generate at their homes and businesses will be able to continue at current rates for 20 years.

Ken Smith Retiring as AAEA Policy Director

by Kyle Massey 3/14/2017 04:57 pm

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association surprised Policy Director Ken Smith with recognition on Tuesday, and he surprised everyone else with the news that he will be retiring.

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

by Kyle Massey 3/14/2017 04:34 pm

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state's top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 09:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

Ouachita Electric, Today's Power Partner to Build Solar Array in South Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 02:35 pm

Ouachita Electric Cooperative of Camden announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Little Rock-based Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., to provide a one-megawatt solar array for the cooperative.

MAHG Architect Travis Bartlett at Home with Sustainable Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG Architecture in 1996, Travis R. Bartlett has been responsible for the design of civic, health care, commercial, residential and higher education projects.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Southwest Power Pool Sets Wind Energy Record

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 04:41 pm

At 4:30 a.m., SPP became the first regional transmission organization in North America to became the first regional transmission organization in North America to provide more than 50 percent of its power load from wind energy.

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