Economic Developers Remain Optimistic for Alltel Employees by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 6/5/2008 12:05 pm Updated 6 years ago Economic development professionals said Thursday that they were optimistic that Verizon would want to keep the work force it acquires when buying Alltel Corp. of Little Rock. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.