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State of the South Report Cites Innovation Hub as Key to Arkansas Growth

State of the South Report Cites Innovation Hub as Key to Arkansas Growth
Warwick Sabin, director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, which was featured in the 2014 State of the South report from MDC.

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock and its efforts to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and access to the "knowledge" economy were lauded in the just-released 2014 State of the South report from MDC.
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Phil Elson Named Voice of Razorbacks Baseball, Women's Basketball

The longtime voice of the Arkansas Travelers is set to become the voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks' baseball and women's basketball teams.
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Ad Spending for Ballot Measures Relatively Low

Television ads opposing two ballot measures in Arkansas are getting drowned out by the blitz surrounding the U.S. Senate race and state-level matchups, according to a study released Thursday that showed relatively little spending on spots promoting initiative campaigns.
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