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University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards

Teams from the University of Arkansas won eight of the 10 awards presented Wednesday at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business plan competition. read more >

6-Inch Error in Laying Concrete Puts Alltel Arena Project Behind Schedule

Construction on Alltel Arena is more than a month behind schedule because of an error in geometric calculations by the concrete contractor, the senior project manager for the $53 million construction job says. read more >

John Glasgow to Dillard's: ‘Call Off the Dogs'

The relationship between the management of CDI Contractors LLC of Little Rock and half-owner Dillard's Inc. was under tremendous stress in the days before CDI's chief financial officer disappeared on Jan. 28. read more >

Record Number to Take Part in UALR Economic Development Course

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's annual economic development course will be at room capacity next week. read more >

Qbot Markets At Colleges To Foster Growth

Little Rock's homegrown Qbot app has had its ups and downs, but the customer loyalty program has successfully used colleges as marketing bases to spread its network. read more >

UA Leads Way with 10 Finalists in 2014 DWR Governor's Cup

Eighteen teams from six Arkansas colleges and universities, including 10 from the University of Arkansas, have been named finalists in the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition. read more >

Sustainability as a Business Strategy (Nancy Landrum Commentary)

Sustainability in business is, at its core, about returning to old-fashioned business values: knowing your customers and neighbors, frugality and efficiency, doing the right thing and being accountable for your actions. read more >

2013 Sees Rise in Arkansas House Prices

Home prices in Arkansas rose 0.2 percent in 2013, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The rate for the United States as a whole was 7.8 percent. read more >

The Fiscal Session, and Everything After (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

With the 2014 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly in rear view, I examine four lessons we gleaned from it, and what that means in the year ahead. read more >

UALR Lab Translates Big Data Into Dollars

Humans are digitizing every aspect of life, translating every thought, every endeavor into something that can be read on a computer screen. This act of translation is creating infinite bits of new information — big data, to use the phrase popular in the world of technology. read more >

Chris Marsh Makes Move to Boyette Strategic (Movers & Shakers)

Chris Marsh has joined Boyette Strategic Advisors in Little Rock as a senior consultant. Marsh most recently worked at Entergy Arkansas' Office of Economic Development in Little Rock. read more >

Mainstream Technologies CEO John Burgess On Why Your Server Provider Should Tolerate Faults

John Burgess began his career in software development with Arkansas Systems Inc. in 1987. A year later he began a similar job at Dillard's, where he stayed until he co-founded Mainstream Technologies Inc. in 1996. He also serves on the board of advisers for the International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers. read more >

Employing a Superior Workforce in Little Rock

The sustained strength of the Little Rock region's nationally recognized economy and its ability to weather national or global economic downturns is directly attributable to a regional approach to development and the diversity of its business community. read more >

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Focus: Putting Stock Into Little Rock

To more effectively compete with the economic development efforts of other major metros, the chamber is increasing its private Stock in the Rock economic development investment by as much as 100 percent, empowering the organization to better: 1) develop our economy; 2) develop our community; 3) advocate on behalf of business; 4) keep, attract and grow talent; 5) market and communicate our opportunities and successes. read more >

Tour Little Rock: Discover These 11 Unique Places

You'll find education, the arts and defenders of the nation feel right at home in Little Rock. read more >

Little Rock Life: Diversity in People, Geography, Culture

Little Rock is where the Delta meets the foothills of the Ozarks, offering an incredible, diverse landscape of hills, valleys and flatlands to build whatever style home is desired. read more >

Education & Learning: How Little Rock Gets Ahead

Little Rock not only offers but promotes a lifetime of learning. From innovative, public pre-K for all to graduate-level offerings unique on the planet, the region values education and economic development as inseparable. read more >

Simmons First Promotes Kish Ivey as Senior Vice President (Movers & Shakers)

Kish Ivey was recently promoted to senior vice president at Simmons First National Corp. in Pine Bluff. Ivey has more than six years of experience with Simmons and previously held the position of compliance manager for Simmons First National Bank. read more >

UALR Touts Athletic Grad Rates

Graduation rates are looking good for student athletes attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock — much better, even, than the school's overall grad rate. read more >

Creating an Engaged Workforce (John Hendon Commentary)

Employee engagement is simply a combination of job satisfaction, ability and a willingness to perform for one's organization at a high level and over an extended time. This combination of satisfaction, ability and willingness is more critical today than ever before in business. read more >