Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2016 4:12 pm

Arkansas jumped 10 spots to No. 23 in Chief Executive magazine's latest Best & Worst States for Business annual survey.

Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plant

by Sarah Campbell 4/21/2016 12:37 pm

The Carroll County Quorum Court judge this week authorized incentives that will help Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale build its first new plant in years.

FBI Peers Into Soul of the South Finances

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Inquiries about how the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission came to invest more than $1.7 million in Soul of the South's short-lived financial fiasco are being made.

New Owner Takes Over Soul of the South Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Media Gateway Facility LLC purchased the 30,800-SF studio complex at 1 Shackleford Drive from Rock City Media LLC.

Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture’s most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49.

FMH Conveyors to Build $12.5M Plant in Jonesboro, Add 110 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2016 2:39 pm

FMH Conveyors of Suwanee, Georgia, said Wednesday that it will build a new $12.5 million, 195,000-SF manufacturing plant in Jonesboro.

Bekaert Expansion in Rogers to Create 100 Jobs

by Alexis Hosticka 3/23/2016 11:00 am

Bekaert said Wednesday that it will expand its plant in Rogers, adding 50 percent capacity and creating 100 new jobs.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Window Mart to Expand in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 9:02 am

Window Mart of Royal (Garland County) plans to expand its existing facility at 5760 Albert Pike Road with a $6.5 million investment over the next two to three years.

Manufacturer Plans $80M Paper Plant, Up to 83 Jobs in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2016 11:26 am

P.H. Glatfelter Co. of York, Pennsylvania, a publicly traded manufacturer of specialty papers and other fiber-based materials,says it will — subject to local approval — open a plant in Fort Smith that will create up to 83 jobs.

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

by Capital Assets Staff 2/22/2016 12:02 am

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

Hutchinson, AEDC Launch 'Arkansas Inc.' to Recruit, Retain Companies

by Alexis Hosticka 2/4/2016 2:10 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston launch "Arkansas Inc.," a new brand campaign to recruit companies to Arkansas while encouraging those here to continue to grow.

Jeff Moore To Head Marketing at AEDC (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Jeff Moore has been hired as director of marketing and communications for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock.

Southworth Products to Expand Manila Plant, Add 35 Jobs

by Lance Turner 1/6/2016 1:34 pm

Southworth Products Corp. of Falmouth, Maine said Wednesday that it will spend $935,000 to expand its plant in Manila and add 35 new jobs.

AEDC Names Jeff Moore Director of Marketing, Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 10:34 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Monday that Jeff Moore has been hired as the agency’s new director of marketing and communications.

Sun Paper, Hutchinson Sign Intent Letter to Study $1.4B South Arkansas Plant

by Lance Turner 11/23/2015 11:23 am

A long-planned paper plant in south Arkansas has taken another step forward. Shandong Sun Paper Industry on Monday signed a letter of intent with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to study building a $1.4 billion pulp mill in the area.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 2:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

AEDC Hosts Workshops for Minority Business Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 9:07 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Small and Minority Business Division will host two workshops this month geared toward minority business owners.

Asa Hutchinson Plans Trade Mission to Japan, China

by Lance Turner 11/6/2015 2:14 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced plans to make his third international business development trip, this time to China and Japan on Nov. 15-24.

Little Rock to Host International Economic Development Conferences

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2015 3:01 pm

Little Rock will host two international economic development conferences, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.