Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

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.

Reputation vs. Revelation (Feedback)

by Cary Stockdell 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cary Stockdell observes the outside reputation of Arkansas and the business climate in the state, in particular northwest Arkansas.

Wal-Mart’s New Headquarters: Tradition, Not Frills

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego.

In Arkansas, Japanese Find Low Costs, Quick Routes to Consumers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/5/2017 9:24 am

Arkansas is attractive to Japanese businesses because it's cheaper to operate a manufacturing plant here than in larger cities on the East and West Coast, such as New York, Junji Kurokawa said Wednesday.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

Wal-Mart to Build New Headquarters in Bentonville

by Sarah Campbell-Miller and Lance Turner 9/15/2017 12:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to build a new headquarters in Bentonville, CEO Doug McMillon announced to employees on Friday.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

Modica Credits AEDC for El Dorado Success

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Gregory Modica doesn’t know where he’d be if not for Arkansas’ program promoting minority-owned businesses, but he’s certain he wouldn’t be leading a multimillion-dollar company.

American Marksman to Expand in Searcy, Create 100 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/1/2017 11:06 am

American Marksman Arkansas LLC, an ammunition distributor, plans to expand in Searcy and create up to 100 new advanced manufacturing positions.

Final Permitting Near for Sun Bio Pulp Mill

by George Waldon 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Construction could start late this year on the billion-dollar Sun Bio Material pulp mill near Gum Springs. But the building process for the sprawling Clark County complex is expected to begin in earnest early next year.

Cancer Tests Cheaper, Quicker With Tech

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Stage I Diagnostics Inc. of Little Rock has announced a partnership with Leinco Technologies of St. Louis that will generate faster and more affordable results for blood tests that can detect ovarian and prostate cancer in their earliest forms.

Simmons Foods Eyes 78 New Jobs at Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:48 am

Simmons Foods Inc. on Monday marked the grand opening of its new 72,000-SF ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a $30 million facility that the company expects will create 78 jobs.

DF&A Names Scott Hardin Communications Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 8:46 am

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says Scott Hardin has been hired as its director of communications, effective July 31.

To Gain Edge, Manufacturers Enlist Robots

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/26/2017 12:00 am

In Arkansas, where the May unemployment rate was a record-setting low of 3.4 percent, manufacturers aren’t concerned about robots taking jobs. They’re concerned about competing in a global marketplace.