Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

With Tax Break, Arkansas Mounts Campaign to Lure, Retain Veterans

by Todd Traub 2/23/2018 9:41 am

Look at Act 141, an effort to make the state more military friendly by encouraging retirees to join the workforce or start businesses of their own.

AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/21/2018 9:51 am

The executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Tuesday defended certain incentives his agency offers to companies that are building, moving to or expanding in Arkansas.

AEDC Names Clint O'Neal Executive Vice President of Global Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2018 11:21 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Clint O'Neal will become the agency's executive vice president of global development effective March 19.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.

Safe Foods to Expand, Add 35 Jobs by 2019

by Lance Turner 1/26/2018 11:08 am

Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock says it will spend $15 million for a new facility and add 35 jobs by the first quarter of 2019.

The Conductor Announces New 10x Cyber Accelerator

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 4:20 pm

The Conductor announces a new partnership with Metova Inc., the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie to launch the 10x Cyber Accelerator.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Hot Springs Village POA Names Tourism Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2018 8:40 am

The Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association announced Thursday the hiring of Kevin Sexton as its director of tourism and community affairs, effective Jan. 8.

Governor Names Robert Ator II to Lead AEDC Military Affairs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 11:01 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says that retired Col. Robert Ator II has been hired as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission director of military affairs, effective Jan. 9.

New Business to Bring 50 Jobs to Harrisburg

by Associated Press 12/29/2017 1:25 pm

Officials say 50 new jobs are coming to northeast Arkansas as a company that makes corrugated sheets used in packaging comes to Harrisburg.

Cooks BBQ to Open Manufacturing Facility in Searcy County

by Associated Press 12/28/2017 5:19 pm

A company that makes barbecue products has announced plans to open a $1.4 million manufacturing facility in northern Arkansas, which will create 45 new jobs.

HBO's 'True Detective' to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/22/2017 10:34 am

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year.

AEDC's Danny Games to Return to Entergy Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2017 9:49 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. hires Danny Games as director of business and economic development, replacing Mike Maulden, who is retiring in January.

Jim Fram Takes Committee Seat at International Economic Development Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Jim Fram has been appointed to the Accredited Economic Development Organization Advisory Committee by the International Economic Development Council.

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

This year’s hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas’ timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment.

How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo’s Old Role as Forrest City Hero

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas’ entire annual cotton crop.

Connections Count (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Reach out, friends, to others. You'll never know what you can accomplish before breakfast.

'Roboglasses' for the Blind Get Boost From Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia has landed a one-year, $226,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to continue developing its first product, Roboglasses.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.