Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Del Boyette Offers 3 Wishes as Advice for Path to Success

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

Del Boyette, now the president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors of Little Rock, was 37 when he was named to the first class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 in 1994. At that time, he was executive director of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission (now the Arkansas Economic Development Commission).

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.

Innovate Arkansas Clients Fill State's Borders, Represent Different Industries

by Innovate Arkansas Staff 6/3/2013 02:44 pm

Innovate Arkansas, the partnership between the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International, was established to nurture technology-based startups in Arkansas and help grow high-wage jobs in the state.

MISO Plans Operations Center, Up to 50 Jobs in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2013 11:01 am

MISO, a regional power transmission provider that boasts Entergy Arkansas among its members, is planning an operations center in Little Rock that could employ up to 50 people.

Quest for Helena Port Tenants Took 20 Years

by Luke Jones 4/29/2013 12:00 am

In 1993, Helena's slackwater harbor was completed and county officials promised it would attract manufacturing jobs to the crumbling, poverty-ridden Mississippi Delta region. But it's taken 20 years for that promise to ring true: Last year, the harbor welcomed its first-ever industrial client.

Conway: Arkansas' Tech Job Magnet

by Luke Jones 4/15/2013 12:00 am

The recent movement of publicly traded Inuvo Inc. to Conway is the latest success story for the city's active push to draw in more technology jobs.

Big River Steel Bills Ready for Next Step in Legislature

by Lance Turner 3/12/2013 11:40 am

Arkansas legislators by Monday had filed at least 10 bills dealing with state incentives for the $1.1 billion Big River Steel manufacturing plant proposed for a site near Osceola (Mississippi County).

Legislative Consultant to Vet Big River Steel Project

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 05:12 pm

The clock is running as legislators seek information about a $1.1 billion steel plant proposed for Osceola. As of Monday, the House and the Senate have 18 working days to look into whether it would be right for the state to $125 million to help finance the project.

AEDC Submits Big River Steel Package to Carter, Lamoureux

by Mark Carter 2/21/2013 12:54 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission delivered to House and Senate leaders the letter of commitment signed by Big River Steel and the state.

AEDC Aims to Submit Big River Steel Package on Thursday

by Lance Turner and Mark Carter 2/19/2013 09:10 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission expects to submit its $125 million incentive package for the Big River Steel mill project to the Arkansas Legislature on Thursday, an AEDC spokesman said on Monday.

Arkansas Black Caucus Concerned About Hiring Plans for Big River Steel

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/11/2013 01:43 pm

Members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus say they're concerned that the governor's proposal to provide millions of dollars in state funding to help bring a large steel mill to the state doesn't include a requirement that the company hire African-American workers.

Proposed Big River Steel Mill Gives Community ‘Reason to Exist'

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2013 12:00 am

It took John Correnti and Arkansas economic development officials about a year to put together the deal for a $1.1 billion “mini-mill” to be built near Osceola, a plant that would employ 525 people earning an average yearly compensation of $75,000 apiece.

Notes From Wednesday's House Meeting on Big River Steel

by Mark Carter 2/7/2013 10:16 am

Wednesday's Arkansas House "committee as a whole" meeting on the proposed Big River Steel project in Mississippi County took on a Groundhog Day vibe.

Notes from Today's Senate Meeting on Big River Steel

by Lance Turner 2/4/2013 04:46 pm

The Arkansas Senate conducted a “committee of the whole” session today to quiz Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille, and other parties involved in the $1.1 billion Big River Steel deal.

Let's Take A Close Look at That Big River Steel Incentive Package - And John Correnti

by Lance Turner 2/1/2013 03:17 pm

In addition to a hard look at the AEDC's incentive package, we'd suggest a hard look at the man at the center of the Big River Steel deal, John Correnti.

Billion-Dollar 'Superproject' Highlights Amendment 82 Bonds

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:55 am

As Gov. Mike Beebe's administration negotiates with a yet-to-be-revealed company over a plan that could bring a $1 billion project to Arkansas, state officials want legislators to follow an unprecedented course to ensure the deal goes through.

Tracking Gov. Mike Beebe's Billion-Dollar Mystery Project

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 02:55 pm

So the hunt begins. What is the mystery project Gov. Mike Beebe hinted at in his State of the State Address today?

Mike Beebe, AEDC Plan Expansion Announcement in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2012 02:26 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission have scheduled an "economic expansion" announcement for Thursday in Fort Smith.

Battelle Study: Arkansas Poised to Grow Knowledge-Based Economy

by Mark Carter 11/27/2012 01:20 pm

A study commissioned by the Arkansas Research Alliance finds the state well positioned to create more high-paying jobs. The report aims to gauge progress of a 2009 plan to develop "knowledge-based" jobs.

Southwest Power Pool Wants Better Public Schooling in Arkansas

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/27/2012 07:36 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc.'s decision to keep its $62 million headquarters in Arkansas indicates that the state can support major employers with highly educated workforces. But according to Nick Brown, the company's top executive, Arkansas needs to better train its young students for careers in technology.