Technology Archive

Little Rock Tech Park Board Endorses I-30 Plan

by Sarah Campbell 4/27/2016 09:52 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board endorses the six-lane with four collector/distributor lanes "diamond" plan for the Interstate 30 corridor through Little Rock.

Sprint Hires Regional President, Aims to Double Arkansas Market Share

by Sarah Campbell 4/26/2016 11:41 am

New South Central Region President Jonathan Blitz of Little Rock plans to more than double Sprint's market share in Arkansas and will guide growth in three other states.

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant 'Not a Risky Project'

by Kyle Massey 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he'll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it's too good not to be.

MedExpress Double-Dose Buy Tops $4.4 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, purchased the Markham St. project in midtown Little Rock and the North Little Rock location.

Little Rock Tech Park Sees New Tenants at Temporary Location

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 12:00 am

With construction on the Little Rock Technology Park underway at 415 and 417 Main St., it's easy to forget that tenants have been coming and going at the park's temporary space at 107 E. Markham St.

Baldwin & Shell CEO Scott Copas on the Tools to Building a Career in Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Scott Copas began his career at Baldwin & Shell in 1977 as an estimator and rose through the ranks, becoming vice president in 1983, executive vice president in 1993 and chief operating officer in 2012. In January 2014, he was promoted to president and CEO.

UA Teams Win Donald Reynolds Business Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2016 09:46 am

Drone Surveying Solutions, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, won the undergraduate division of the 16th annual Donald W. Reynolds Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak at Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/19/2016 10:17 am

Kevin Turner, the chief operating officer for Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Washington, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit on Oct. 7 in Rogers.

Despite First Steps, ESP's Jefferson County Fuel Factory Not Set in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Jefferson County taxpayers have picked up the tab for nearly $3 million worth of land, and Energy Security Partners has signed a lease, but the plant site is still not quite a done deal, according to CEO Roger Williams.

‘He Was a Gentleman' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn't considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Nucor VP MaryEmily Slate Scraps Her Way to the Top of the Heap

by Kyle Massey 4/18/2016 12:00 am

At 51, MaryEmily Slate is a vice president and general manager for Nucor Steel Arkansas, overseeing more than 700 workers at two steel mills in Mississippi County.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ramesh Veluvolu Joins Mainstream Techologies (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ramesh Veluvolu has been hired by the software development unit of Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, where he will design, develop, test and deploy applications using the .NET framework and SQL Server database.

Tech Park Board Approves Phase 1 Rental Rates

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 06:34 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board approved rental rates ranging from $200 to $1,100 for furnished slots at 48,264-SF of space under construction at 415 and 417 Main St.

Mass Enthusiasm to Host Google Event May 4

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 01:40 pm

Mass Enthusiasm Inc. is hosting Google's Partners Connect event at its headquarters in downtown Little Rock from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 4.

NanoMech Gets $10M for Work With Saudi Arabian Oil Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 11:41 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced Wednesday that it has secured $10 million in capital for leading its Series C Financing round from Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures.

Communications Sales & Leasing Files 1st Proxy

by Sarah Campbell 4/13/2016 11:15 am

CEO and President Kenneth Gunderman was paid $6.37 million last year.

Museum of Discovery, Wal-Mart Partner to Promote Mentors for Women in STEM

by Alexis Hosticka 4/13/2016 10:05 am

The Museum of Discovery and the Arkansas STEM Coalition are partnering with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville to introduce "Million Women Mentors" in central Arkansas.

Engage Cuba Launches Arkansas Council, Calls for End to Trade Restrictions

by Sarah Campbell 4/11/2016 11:47 am

Engage Cuba President James Williams said Monday that Cuba will pledge to buy a significant amount of rice from the U.S. should the Congress allow trade on credit between the countries.

McMillon Studio Showcases Retail Innovation

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Researcher Susan Sedberry is overseeing the final touches to the Retail Innovation & Technology Lab, to be called the McMillon Innovation Studio, at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that she calls “an interactive Amazeum for adults.”