Innovation Archive

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

Northwest Arkansas on Bucket's List

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Francis Hwang, co-founder and president of the startup Bucket, moved to Fayetteville in mid-August in preparation for the company's launch in spring 2018.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.

FinTech Grad Bond.ai Moving to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2017 03:24 pm

The Venture Center of Little Rock announced Friday that Bond.ai, a graduate of the center's 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, will relocate its headquarters to Little Rock from New York City.

Cancer Tests Cheaper, Quicker With Tech

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock has announced a partnership with Leinco Technologies of St. Louis that will generate faster and more affordable results for blood tests that can detect ovarian and prostate cancer in their earliest forms.

UCA to Open Shoppes, Makerspace

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 01:29 pm

The University of Central Arkansas' makerspace will open at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 in the Shoppes at Donaghey Hall at 250 Donaghey Ave., Suite 130, in Conway.

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.

Tyson Foods Opens $31M Incubation Technology Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 09:50 am

Tyson Foods Inc. opened its Incubation Technology Center at the corner of East Huntsville Avenue and North Monitor Road in Springdale.

Ecoark To Evaluate Potential Zest Labs Spin-Off

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 09:00 am

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers on Wednesday announced that it will explore strategic options related to portfolio company Zest Labs, including but not limited to a potential spin-off of the company. Zest Labs will also expand the size of its board.

Acxiom Reports 1Q Loss of $1.3M, Revenue Down 1 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/3/2017 05:04 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Conway on Thursday reported a loss of $1.3 million for its first quarter that ended June 30, down from $3.98 million net income from the same quarter a year ago.

Governor, ARA Name 5 New Research Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2017 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance on Thursday announced five new ARA fellows.

Windstream Closes on $227.5M Broadview Networks Acquisition

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2017 10:35 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock completes its previously announced $227.5 million all-cash acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings Inc.

SWEPCO Plans to Buy $3.2B Stake in Nation's Largest Wind Farm

by Kyle Massey 7/27/2017 04:59 pm

Southwestern Electric Power Co., which provides electricity to 113,000 customers in western Arkansas, is ready to reap the wind, or at least its power, from one of the biggest clean energy projects in the world.

FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/27/2017 11:27 am

Global technology provider FIS partners with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural VC FinTech Accelerator.

The Conductor Receives $30K

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2017 02:47 pm

The Conductor in Conway received a $30,000 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with state Sen. Jason Rapert and Rep. David Meeks supported the awarding of those funds. The money will be used to cover the non-salary-related expenses of the Conductor's Brand Camp, High School Startup Day and other talent development initiatives. The Conductor is a public-private partnership of UCA, Startup Junkie Consulting and the Community Venture Foundation that aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Lockheed Martin Wins $471M Contract to Produce Rockets

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 03:18 pm

Lockheed Martin wins a $471 million contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 12 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets.

ASBTDC To Host 'Doing Business With NASA' Event July 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 02:57 pm

Small businesses can learn about how to become NASA suppliers, subcontractors or service providers at "Doing Business with NASA" on July 20 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

NIH Gives Arkansas Children's Research Institute $11.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:07 am

The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $11.5 million grant to the Arkansas Children's Research Institute to develop a new center that will study how pediatric diseases develop and devise new treatments for children.

Hill, McHenry: CHOICE Act Will Help Community Banks, Fintech Startups

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/7/2017 04:53 pm

The priorities of two congressmen supporting the Financial CHOICE Act are to offer community banks on “off ramp” from Dodd-Frank regulations, better define systemically important banks and bring accountability as well as transparency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Super Mover: Joel Gordon of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Joel Gordon has been named the new executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock.