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Communications Group Gets Account Of Toyota Subsidiary

Communications Group Gets Account Of Toyota Subsidiary
The Communications Group has scored big hits with its Toyota and "Behind the Badge" accounts.

The Communications Group of Little Rock, the marketing and advertising firm led by co-founder and CEO Dan Cowling, has been named the PR agency of record for Toyota Material Handling USA, winning a competition with firms from around the country.
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FedEx Development Delivers $31.7M Deal (Real Deals)

Wilark LLC, an affiliate of Realtech Construction Co. of Los Angeles, bought the 311,684-SF FedEx Ground facility in southwest Little Rock.
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J.B. Hunt's Shelley Simpson on Keeping Lanes Open for Diversity

In addition to serving as CMO and EVP of J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell, Shelley Simpson, 44, is president of the company's Truckload and Integrated Capacity Solutions divisions.
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The No. 1 goal for Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock, is to buy 1,500-2,000 acres with $10 million the port gets from a 1 percent sales tax approved in 2011. read more >

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

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. read more >

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state's base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones. read more >

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

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. read more >

American Railcar to Open Corbitt Manufacturing Facility in Paragould

Corbitt Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc. of St. Charles, Missouri, says it will open a new facility in Paragold that will create up 60 new jobs. read more >

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Little Rock Port Authority Marks $6M Grant for Improvements

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., joined the Little Rock Port Authority to mark a $6.2 million federal grant to make improvements to Blackwater Harbor. read more >

Gas Prices Remain Under $2 a Gallon in Oklahoma, Arkansas

AAA Oklahoma says Arkansas and Oklahoma are among 12 states where average gas prices are under $2 a gallon. read more >

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

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. read more >

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

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. read more >

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