Technology Archive

Tech Park's First Phase of Construction To Be Completed by Early 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Work on the first phase of the Little Rock Technology Park, the planned $100 million project along Main Street, is expected to begin early in 2016.

Local Printers Adapt to Keep Up With Tech

by Mark Carter 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The times, they are a-changing. Printers who want to remain open for business, much less relevant, must be ready to recognize new tech and adapt quickly.

Arkansas Business Looks Back at Notable Deaths of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

John Paul Hammerschmidt, Buddy Sutton, Dick Bell, Jim Gaston, Bill Valentine and John Correnti were among the Arkansas political, business and sports leaders who died in 2015.

‘We Were All Going To Get Rich': Arkansas Business' Best Quotes of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

It's what they said: A look back at the spoken gems from some of the biggest newsmakers of the year in Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Presents The Best & Worst of 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

From truths to tall tales, Arkansas Business takes a look at the highs and lows of 2015.

Buying Sprees of Arkansas Banks Tops List of Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2015

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

The acquisition trail was well traveled by Arkansas lenders in 2015, with the most prominent destinations for new deals lying in Georgia, Florida and Missouri.

Chenal Retail Space Rings Up $3.8M Deal (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/21/2015 12:00 am

A 4,505-SF retail project in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.84 million. A 5.4-acre commercial site at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center development weighed in at $2.36 million. And a MedExpress site in midtown Little Rock changed hands in an $880,000 deal.

Good People Of Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business readers are, for the most part, good men and women of business — as was Charles Dickens himself. May this time of the rolling year be a comfort to you, and may we all remember the business poor Marley forgot: charity, mercy, forbearance and benevolence.

Asa Hutchinson on Economic Qualities That Make Arkansas an 'Easy Sell'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 12:00 am

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to Arkansas Business about Sun Paper, how he sells Arkansas, what he's looking for in a new state Department of Human Services director and much more.

Arkansas Tech Creating New Engineering, Computer Science Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2015 11:56 am

Students on the Russellville and Ozark campuses of Arkansas Tech University could soon have new educational opportunities in engineering and computer science following action by the institution's board of trustees during its meeting on Thursday.

FIS to Bring FinTech Accelerator to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 12/17/2015 01:48 pm

FIS will sponsor a startup accelerator in Little Rock devoted to financial technology, CEO Gary Norcross announced Thursday during the 150th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

UAMS Startup Gets State Grant for Radiation Protection Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 02:56 pm

Tocol Pharmaceuticals, a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences startup, has received a $50,000 Seed Capital Investment Program grant for further development of a plant-based compound for protecting humans against exposure to radiation.

Boston Mountain Biotech Gets Grant to Further Pharma Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2015 08:57 am

Boston Mountain Biotech of Fayetteville has received a National Science Foundation grant to further its research into simplifying production of pharmaceutical proteins used in a variety of medical drugs.

Arkansas Blue Cross Joins HubX Accelerator Team

by Mark Carter 12/15/2015 10:29 am

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday that it has signed on as a sponsor of the HubX-Life Sciences health care startup accelerator from Baptist Health and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

List of Top Stockholders in Arkansas Sees Retailers' Stock Fortunes Plummet

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 12:00 am

The Waltons are in no danger of losing the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's top stockholders, with $99 billion in just those stock holdings that they are required to disclose publicly under U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulations.

Curt Stamp Named New VP at Cox Communication (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Curt Stamp has been promoted to vice president of government affairs and Arkansas market leader by Cox Communication. Formerly director of regulatory affairs, Stamp has relocated to Cox's Fayetteville office.

WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 02:58 pm

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas sponsored its first Girls of Promise Coding Summit Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion.

Phyzit to Provide TCM Service to Baptist Subsidiary

by Mark Carter 12/11/2015 10:34 am

Little Rock health-care startup Phyzit has announced an agreement with Arkansas Health Group to provide transitional care management for 52 affiliated health-care providers at 21 clinics across the state.

Second Class of ARA Fellows Announced

by Mark Carter 12/10/2015 03:31 pm

The ARA Fellows program, in its second year, recognizes established researchers at the state's five research universities and awards them three-year, $75,000 grants to further their research.