Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper’s first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

It Takes a Village (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/22/2016 12:00 am

It took the efforts of many people over half a decade and two state administrations to land the Shandong Sun Paper plant that has the potential to transform the economy of Clark County and beyond.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it’s corporate welfare.

Cornelius Schnitzler: Air Industry Lifts Arkansas in Berlin

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Cornelius Schnitzler is the director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission office in Berlin. The office, which opened in July, is the state’s base of operations in Europe, where it aims to maintain existing business relationships and cultivate new ones.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It’s a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

American Railcar to Open Corbitt Manufacturing Facility in Paragould

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2016 2:54 pm

Corbitt Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc. of St. Charles, Missouri, says it will open a new facility in Paragold that will create up 60 new jobs.

Shared Services Center in Fort Smith to Add More Than 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 4:32 pm

Shared Services Center-Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and health care facilities, will expand its presence in Fort Smith's Phoenix Center.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Hutchinson Expects Results From European Trip, Cites Business Leads

by Lance Turner 7/13/2016 10:48 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston officially opened an office in Berlin on Tuesday, as the pair begins to wrap up a trade mission in Europe.

CJRW Marks a Year as a Main Street Mainstay

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

When Mark Raines peeked inside the Fulk Building a couple of years ago, he couldn’t believe CJRW was considering it as a future home. The historic building at Main and Third streets in Little Rock had long been the home of Bennett’s Military Supplies.

Hutchinson, Preston to Open Berlin Office, Attend Farnborough Airshow

by Lance Turner 7/5/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced details of another trade mission to Europe, which begins Saturday.

250 Attend HubX-Life Sciences Demo Day at Innovation Hub

by Sarah Campbell 7/1/2016 11:37 am

The demo day hosted by the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock for teams that completed its first 13-week HubX-Life Sciences accelerator program attracted more than 250 people, including U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he’s an owner.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

CJRW Hires Capitol Veteran to Work on AEDC Account

by Kyle Massey 6/21/2016 11:40 am

Katherine Vasilos, director of operations and special projects for the Arkansas House of Representatives, has been hired as an account executive at CJRW.

CJRW, Team SI Officially Win AEDC Ad and PR Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/17/2016 12:15 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission received final approval Friday morning to award advertising, marketing and public relations contracts worth up to $2.4 million to CJRW and Team SI.

Bike-Maker Orbea Marks HQ Move North of the River

by Sarah Campbell 6/16/2016 2:52 pm

Orbea of Mallabia, Spain, on Thursday celebrated its new North American headquarters at The Works at Rockwater at 700 W. Broadway St. in North Little Rock.

SPONSORED: 4 Reasons Why Big River Steel Chose Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2016 12:00 am

An interview with Mark Bula, CCO of Big River Steel, who shares the essential reasons Big River Steel came to Arkansas.

CJRW, Team SI Named Successful Bidders for AEDC Ad Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/13/2016 3:25 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has named Little Rock advertising agencies CJRW and Team SI as "successful bidders" for contracts worth up to $2.4 million a year.