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Mark Carter

Editor, InnovateArkansas.org

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Mark Carter joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group in 2009 as assistant internet editor. In addition to working for Arkansas Business and ArkansasBusiness.com, Carter edits and writes for InnovateArkansas.org, for which he covers the state's growing startup community.

Carter also edits INOV8, the Innovate Arkansas blog, a chronicle of the innovation in Arkansas. He also travels the state visiting and reporting on Arkansas innovation hubs at state universities.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

New Construction Boosts Conway on Business Index

New home construction boosted Conway to near the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for April 2015. read more >

Hark Announces Entrepreneurial Summer Tour of Southeast

Hark announced that it will launch a six-week tour of the Southeast beginning in July in partnership with Bespoke Video Production of Little Rock. read more >

UAMS BioVentures Building Entrepreneur Support System

Nancy Gray, the new director of the BioVentures business incubator at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is developing an entrepreneur-in-residence program to help mentor potential startup founders at the school. read more >

US Chamber Official: Modest Gas Tax Hike Best Way to Fund Highways

The best way to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund solvent is to raise the federal user fee that funds it, said Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Little Rock. read more >

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday. read more >

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering. read more >

Baptist Health to Open Urgent Care Centers in Central Arkansas

Baptist Health plans to open "urgent care" centers across central Arkansas beginning this fall in North Little Rock, officials announced Tuesday. read more >

Bourbon & Boots to Open New HQ in Argenta

Bourbon & Boots, the startup acquired by Rod Ford's XCelerate Capital in May, announced Thursday that it will open a new headquarters in the Argenta District of downtown North Little Rock. read more >

Venture Center Partners with Entergy on Mentor Training Program

The program is a half-day course that guides participants through the Venture Center's methodology and mission, walking through the steps to take a business from idea "to a scalable, investable venture." read more >

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S. read more >

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