Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

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.

Matt Twyford Promoted to Senior Position at AEDC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Matt Twyford has been named senior agency manager for community development at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock.

Closing the Deal: Your Next Step on the Way to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:11 am

Now that you've seen what the Little Rock region has to offer, contact the following for more information.

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.