Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Sabin Withdraws Transparency Bill as AEDC Pledges Openness on Incentives

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2017 12:13 pm

State Rep. Warwick Sabin withdraws a transparency bill after receiving assurances from the AEDC that it will make data about state economic incentives to businesses available to the public online.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Startup PFITR Offers A 'Blue Book' in Bond Deals

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 12:00 am

PFITR has moved into the Little Rock Technology Park and hopes locals will invest in its one-of-a-kind online tool.

Mars Petcare Announces $72M Expansion, 130 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2016 3:16 pm

Mars Petcare will invest at least $72 million to expand its Fort Smith pet food manufacturing plant and add as many as 130 jobs over the next few years.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

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

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement’s math to add up.

Clean Harbors Opens $120M Expansion, Will Add 120 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell 12/7/2016 10:21 am

Clean Harbors unveils a $120 million expansion of its El Dorado facility, which it said will create 120 full-time jobs.

Tax Credits Help Little Rock Company Raise $1.25M for Movies

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Gary Newton hopes "Antiquities," which filmed primarily in North Little Rock, will be the first in a string of movies to come out of the startup film production company he created with Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell.

Spartan Battles Bad Boy Mowers on Shared Turf in Batesville

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Maybe a thousand feet as the crow flies separates the Intimidator plant from the Bad Boy facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. And though Intimidator is the startup, it lays claim to the 1 Bad Boy Blvd. address; Bad Boy is at 102 Industrial Drive.

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored’ to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker’s plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Chinese Garment Manufacturer Made First Move on Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Suzhou Industrial Park Tianyuan Garment Co., the company spending $20 million to open a garment plant in Little Rock late next year, made the first move on Arkansas in December 2015.

Arkansas Attracts Chinese Garment Plant With Tax Incentives

by Sarah Campbell 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A multimillion-dollar incentives package is helping attract the Chinese garment maker that plans to build a $20 million plant in Little Rock and open it by the end of 2017.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Chinese Firm Agrees to Put Garment Plant in Little Rock, Employ 400

by Lance Turner 10/20/2016 10:34 am

A Chinese company that makes clothing for Adidas and other brands has agreed to put a garment plant in Little Rock, investing $20 million and employing 400 people.

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

by Barry Hyde 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens.

G.C. Evans, Sleeve Seal Investing $6.4M, Creating 43 Jobs

by Alexis Crowe 10/3/2016 10:44 am

G.C. Evans Sales and Manufacturing and Sleeve Seal say they will invest a combined $6.4 million to expand operations in Little Rock and create 43 new jobs.

Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis.

Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas’ congressional delegation opposes the Clean Line project, citing concerns about a lack of local control. At the same time, state officials have awarded $340,000 in taxpayer money to Sediver, one of the Clean Line suppliers, along with other incentives.

Lecheek Nutrition Investing $6.7M, Will Create 100 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:46 am

Lecheek Nutrition is investing $6.7 million in a new facility that will expand its operations in Harrison and add 100 new jobs.

Nucor Corp. Plans New $230M Mill at Blytheville, 100 Jobs

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 4:01 pm

Nucor Corp. says it will add a $230 million cold mill to its Blytheville operation as it seeks to grow sales to the automotive market.

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