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Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.
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City of Fayetteville Seeks Director of Economic Vitality

The city of Fayetteville is advertising its newly created position of director of economic vitality, a position that was approved by the city council earlier this year.
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Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator Nets 295 Applicants

The Venture Center of Little Rock says 295 entrepreneur and startup teams have applied for its 2017 FinTech Accelerator, twice the number that applied for the inaugural program held last year.
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