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The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy
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The Hub's Joel Gordon: Making a New Economy

The Hub's new executive director, Joel Gordon, talks to Arkansas Business about its mission, its place in Arkansas' budding tech-savvy and innovative ecosystem and the Hub's future.
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Tyson Foods Announces Collaboration On Conservation, Releases Report

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on on Monday announced its collaboration with the World Resources Institute to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas and outcome-based water conservation targets for its operations and the company's supply chain.
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Walton Family Foundation Awards $454.4M in Grants in 2016

The Walton Family Foundation awarded $454.4 million in grants for K-12 education and environmental programs, home region and special projects in 2016, according to the nonprofit's annual report released on Monday.
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School for Math & Science Leases Tech Park Space

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Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

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