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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

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

Heartbleed? No Need for Heart Attack, We've Got Help, Advice

In late December when bloggers and TV show hosts recount the buzz words of 2014, no doubt "heartbleed" will occupy a place on each list. read more >

Boyle Building in Little Rock Will Carry Aloft Hotel Banner

The 12-story Boyle Building at 501 Main St. in Little Rock will be developed as an Aloft Hotel, according to announcement Monday by the Chi Hotel Group of Little Rock. read more >

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 >

Rockline Industries Announces Plans for Russellville Plant

Rockline Industries buys a 240,000-SF facility on 30 acres in Russellville to meet demand for its private label products. read more >

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday. read more >

Students Shine at First-ever High School Startup Weekend

More than 80 students in grades 9-12 spent the weekend in Little Rock coming up with potential tech-based startup ventures as part of the first-ever High School Startup Weekend. read more >

Through STDL, Hamm Builds Better Tax Software

Frustration led Noel Hamm to create tax technology startup Sales Tax DataLink — you know, that whole "build a better mousetrap" idiom. read more >

Noel Hamm's 5 Tips for Startup Success

Bentonville's Sales Tax DataLink is an Innovate Arkansas startup that has developed an "intuitive" software for tax professionals. CEO Noel Hamm provides his five tips for startup success. read more >