Tagged: grant tennille

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Manufacturers Keep Steely Eye on Delta, Says Grant Tennille

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Grant Tennille, head of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, told your Whispers staff last week that the state is “continuing to have conversations with companies from throughout the world who want to be close to independent sources of steel.”

Recovery of Dassault Falcon Jet Benefits Arkansas

by Luke Jones 12/9/2013 12:00 am

One of Little Rock's most important international companies sits directly under the flight paths of travelers departing and returning from overseas.

'Advance Arkansas Sites' to Showcase Large-Acreage Plots for Development

by Mark Carter 11/25/2013 11:51 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Gov. Mike Beebe announce a new initiative to better position large-acreage sites to new business.

Despite Struggles, Arkansas Wind Industry Far From Blowing Away

by Luke Jones 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Historically a manufacturing industry in Arkansas, wind energy equipment facilities has succeeded despite some struggles and setbacks.

We Can't Tell What We Don't Know (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/10/2013 12:00 am

There were many factors in why an announcement about a major expansion at Remington Arms' plant in Lonoke didn't come off with a bang.

Small Business Bill Promises Millions of Investment; AEDC Sees 'Risk'

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/21/2013 07:25 am

An Arkansas House committee advanced a proposal Wednesday to establish a new economic development program aimed at driving private investment to small businesses in low-income areas.