Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Sam's Club CEO in Little Rock: Technology Is Transforming Retail

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/31/2019 3:30 pm

Technology is transforming Sam’s Club to benefit members and employees alike, President and CEO John Furner said during the Arkansas Economic Development Foundation's annual luncheon in Little Rock.

Pope County Says Casino Not a Good Fit

by Jan Cottingham 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Garland and Crittenden counties have long histories as hosts of gaming establishments. Jefferson County needs jobs. But Pope County?

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Touts $1M Incentive Package

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 2:53 pm

Bottled water startup Caddo Mountain Spring Water LLC of Hot Springs Village is getting a $1 million economic incentive package from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

AEDC Names Mitch Chandler Director of Executive Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2019 9:34 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission names Mitch Chandler to a new position, director of executive communications.

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Nucor Corp.’s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings.

Kimberly-Clark Strikes Wisconsin Deal, Will Close Plant in Conway

by Lance Turner and Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/13/2018 2:14 pm

Kimberly-Clark Corp. says it will close its plant in Conway, affecting at least 350 jobs, as it reaches an incentives agreement with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to keep one of its plants open there.

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 2:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

In the Rockets' Red Glare, Camden Workers Stand Out

by Kyle Massey 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne cites area’s big defense tradition as it goes for ICBM contract.

Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic Development

by Kyle Massey 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company’s DNA since its birth more than a century ago.

Zebra Technologies to Hire 100 Over Next 2 Years

by Lance Turner 10/30/2018 2:30 pm

Zebra Technologies of Lincolnshire, Illinois, marks the grand opening of its expanded facility in Bentonville.

Gas Pos Relocates to NLR, Will Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2018 10:26 am

Gas Pos announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama, and will create 30 high-paying technology jobs.

Newport, Paragould Join AEDC's 'Competitive Communities'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2018 2:37 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Newport and Paragould have completed the Competitive Communities Initiative evaluation.

AEDC Disappointed With Delay On Kimberly-Clark Incentives Vote

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/3/2018 10:25 am

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said it’s "disappointing" that the Wisconsin Legislature has delayed a vote on an incentive package that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant there.

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

by Marty Cook 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas.

Crittenden County Coalesces Around Mega Site Push

by Todd Traub 8/1/2018 10:13 am

Crittenden County and the cities of Marion and West Memphis have passed a joint, cooperative economic development resolution to promote 1,800 undeveloped acres as a "mega site" to attract large industry to the area.

State Governors Delve Into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

by Associated Press 7/20/2018 7:55 am

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

Asa Hutchinson: Sun Paper to Be Exempt From Tariffs

by Associated Press 7/9/2018 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says newly imposed tariffs by the Trump administration shouldn't affect plans for a new Chinese-owned paper mill in the state.

Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China.

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

by Todd Traub 7/5/2018 7:00 am

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings.

Following the Money Fueling Opposition to Wind Catcher

by Kyle Massey 6/18/2018 12:00 am

While a single wind project won’t seal the fate of America’s energy markets, resistance to Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s Wind Catcher project comes in conjunction with support for coal and nuclear power at the highest levels of American government.