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Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door
Pat Brown of the AEDC is happy with the response since the state added women-owned businesses to its goals for minority enterprises. So far, 13 companies owned by women have been certified.

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.
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Construction of OurPharma Building in Fayetteville to Begin in February This article is available only in print.

OurPharma Holdings LLC, the startup manufacturer of generic medications, recently ended its $3.5 million equity offering after receiving payment or commitments for the full amount.
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Ron Crawford Sues for $1.5 Million Over Digital Training Platform This article is available only in print.

Ron Crawford, Arkansas youth basketball sports maven and businessman, is trying to recover more than $500,000 plus $1 million in punitive damages over an investment in a mobile platform for athlete training.
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