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Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms
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Governor Honors Trade Excellence Among Arkansas Firms

Gov. Asa Hutchinson hosts the ninth annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Global Trade.
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The Hub Featured in PBS' 'NewsHour'

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and its new executive director, Chris Jones, Ph.D., was profiled Wednesday by PBS' "NewsHour" show.
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US Economic Growth Revised Down to 2.2 Percent Rate in 1Q

The U.S. economy grew at a weaker 2.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, as consumers and businesses slowed their spending. But given the economy's recent performance, analysts are still looking for a solid rebound in the current quarter.
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Venture Center CEO Lee Watson Moves to 'Chief Innovator' Role

The Venture Center of Little Rock says CEO Lee Watson will move into a newly created position, "chief innovator," and that a former Acxiom Corp. leader, Bill Yoder, will be interim CEO. read more >

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may also cover fewer benefits than current plans. read more >

Small Businesses Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Then Don't Act

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward, according to a survey by insurer Hiscox. read more >

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

There's a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. read more >

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies This article is available only in print.

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas. read more >

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs. read more >

Lee Watson on Supporting Startups Taking First Steps at Venture Center

Lee Watson, the CEO of the Venture Center, explains what it does, and how entrepreneurs are turning their dreams into businesses. read more >

Doggett NLR Purchase Closes at $12.8 Million (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Doggett Properties Arkansas LR LLC, an affiliate of Leslie Doggett Industries of Houston, Texas, acquired the 87,531-SF Truck Centers of Arkansas complex at 11700 Valentine Road. read more >

US Retail Sales Climb in May by the Most in 6 Months

U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, as consumers spent more at home and garden stores, gas stations and restaurants. read more >

First Security Bank Sues Lauren James for Allegedly Defaulting on Loan

First Security Bank sued women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville on Thursday seeking $338,720, the unpaid balance of a $400,000 business loan. read more >

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