Technology Archive

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Mainstream Technologies Adds Conway Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 08:47 am

Information technology services firm Mainstream Technologies of Little Rock on Thursday announced plans to open a second location in downtown Conway that will initially have 15 employees.

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 8/17/2016 09:34 am

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

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A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

Advanced Cabling Systems Moves Up on Chart

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Advanced Cabling Systems posted 2015 revenue of more than $22.8 million. That positioned the firm at No. 26 among its peers.

Lofty Labs on the Move in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The web development consultancy plans to move this October to 3,000 SF at 509 W. Spring St., which is in Fayetteville's entertainment district.

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

by Marty Cook 8/15/2016 12:00 am

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department.

New Public Company Debuts in State: Ecoark

by Sarah Campbell 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The merger in March of Ecoark Inc. of Rogers with Magnolia Solar Corp. of Woburn, Massachusetts, resulted in a new name on the roster of publicly traded companies in Arkansas: Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

SpotRight's Todd Greer on the Marketing Dynamics of Social Media

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Todd Greer heads SpotRight, a consumer insights and analytics company based in Little Rock and Boulder. He previously spent 15 years at Acxiom Corp., serving as SVP responsible for its global data line of business, which represented almost one-third of Acxiom's $1 billion-plus annual revenue.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.

CS&L Swings to 2Q Loss

by Lance Turner 8/11/2016 10:31 am

Communications Sales & Leasing Inc. of Little Rock reports a $1.5 million second-quarter loss as it closes one acquisition and prepares to take on another. Revenue was a $188.6 million, up 46 percent from the same quarter last year.

NanoMech Adds Bran Ferren to Board of Advisers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2016 11:16 am

NanoMech of Springdale says Bran Ferren has joined its board of advisers and is a significant investor in the company.

Elyxor to Hire 45 at New North Little Rock Office

by Sarah Campbell 8/9/2016 03:36 pm

Elyxor Inc., a software engineering services provider, said Tuesday that it plans to hire 45 new employees at its new Argenta office space in North Little Rock.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.