Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

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.

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million.

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs.

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2018 9:41 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures announced six startups that have been selected to participate in the first Health InnovatAR health care accelerator.

E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top

by Kyle Massey 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Steven H. Brimner, who stands 6-foot-7 and played college basketball in Montana, has been learning a new playbook since Jan. 1 as the new president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co., the 102-store building materials chain based in Jonesboro. He also has some big sneakers to fill.

Air Base, Jacksonville High Get $377K Grant For Cyber Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 2:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday a $377,812 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Jacksonville High School to develop a first-of-its-kind cyber security training curriculum.

Canadian Company Breaks Ground on $1M Plant in Ozark

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2018 3:45 pm

Ecodrum Composter of Canada, a manufacturer of in-vessel mortality composting equipment, broke ground Tuesday on its new facility in Ozark.

Three Little Letters That Say 'A' Lot in PR

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal.

AEDC To Host Two Free Workshops For Small Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 12:50 pm

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will host two free workshops on May 16 at the AEDC's offices, 900 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.

Put Asia on Your Business Radar (Yang Luo-Branch Commentary)

by Yang Luo-Branch 4/23/2018 12:00 am

From the ubiquitous “Made in China” and “Made in Vietnam” commodities to agricultural imports and exports to rising industries like artificial intelligence, high-tech manufacturing and e-commerce, businesses in Asia and the United States are intertwined.

Charles Lyford Joins State Career Education Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Charles Lyford of Little Rock has been hired as a managing attorney for the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

AEDC Launches Competitive Communities Initiative

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/26/2018 3:05 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the launch of AEDC's Competitive Communities Initiative evaluation program.

AEDC: Remington Has Time to Meet Bar for Arkansas Incentives

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 9:52 am

Remington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reorganization.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.