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$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca
As part of the $50 million revitalization effort, the historic Rialto Theatre will be restored and equipped to handle modern stage productions.

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.
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Parks & Tourism Debuts Wedding Publication

The arrival in the market of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism's new publication, My Arkansas Wedding, came as a surprise to the for-profit publishers of magazines.
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VIC Develops Own Startup ‘Venture Ecosystem'

A unique technology transfer model is helping a Fayetteville company incubate early-stage, high-tech startups and place them on a path to market success.
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