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Gwen Moritz

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Gwen Crownover Moritz was born in Conway, reared in North Little Rock and graduated from Harding University at Searcy. She worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Arkansas Gazette and the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal, with stints at the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Nashville Bar Association thrown in.

Moritz has been editor of Arkansas Business since 1999. She and her husband, Rob Moritz, have two sons. They live in North Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century. read more >

Imbalance of Power (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Consolidation of the airline industry has left consumers with fewer choices. It's increasingly a seller's market, and the airlines know it. read more >

Too Much Too Much (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Online competition isn't the only change in the retail landscape. Many stores are closing because the malls that surround them just aren't attracting the kind of traffic they used to. read more >

Bob Shell Retires as Chairman of Baldwin & Shell

Bob Shell, one of the most familiar names in Arkansas business, has retired as chairman of the board of the company where he has been a fixture for 67 years. read more >

Bank Assets, Profits Up; Charters Dwindle on List of Largest Arkansas Banks

Out-of-state acquisitions by publicly traded banks pushed total assets reported by Arkansas charters up by almost 17 percent to more than $88 billion at year-end 2016. read more >

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I'm surprised that even a high school student wouldn't know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious. read more >

Kansas City REIT Buys Magic Springs Theme Park

EPR Properties, a specialty real estate investment trust, announced Thursday a deal to purchase Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs and to retain Premier Parks LLC as its operator. read more >

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy. read more >

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers. read more >

At War With Information (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

An error is an accident, and most are fender benders; there are people out there whose abuse of the First Amendment is more analogous to a terrorist deliberately driving a vehicle onto a busy sidewalk. read more >

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