Manufacturing

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
Lockheed Martin's JLTV manufacturing facility at Camden.

An effort to lure a major defense contract to south Arkansas is offering Gov. Asa Hutchinson a chance to put the focus back on jobs weeks after a legislative session that ended with an unexpected fight over a religious objections law. But the special session planned later this month could also renew the debate over how much a Republican-controlled Legislature is willing to shed its dislike of government spending in exchange for the promise of a major economic development project.
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TPA Promotes Job Creation (Randy Zook Commentary)

Congress faces an important choice in the months ahead as it considers a bill to renew Trade Promotion Authority. TPA is vital because economic growth and job creation at home depend on our ability to sell American goods and services to the 95 percent of the world's customers living outside the United States.
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Rock Town Whiskey Called 'Easy To Love' by Wall Street Journal

Little Rock's Rock Town Distillery received a favorable mention recently in the Wall Street Journal.
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