Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

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.

Morgan, Preston Give Advice, Share Perspectives at Economic Future Forum

by Sam Hoisington 6/6/2017 11:34 am

Mike Preston of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Charles Morgan of First Orion Corp. were the keynote speakers for the final day of the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.

Little Rock Startup Apptegy Gets $5.7M Infusion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock technology startup Apptegy plans on leveraging a recent $5.7 million investment from Five Elms Capital of Kansas City to get aggressive on growth. Its goal? To see 2017 sales triple from 2016, its first full year of sales.

Chinese Textile Manufacturer to Invest $410M, Create 800 Jobs

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 2:59 pm

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group plans to invest $410 million to remodel the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City into a textile factory, employing 800 people.

Judge Approves Sale of Troubled Texarkana Convention Center

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Bankruptcy judge last month approved the sale of the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.

SemahTronix Buys Assets, Operations of Actronix

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2017 11:32 am

SemahTronix of Flippin, which makes products for the medical, defense and aerospace, and commercial and industrial markets, has purchased the assets and taken over operations of Actronix Inc.

Study Says 5 Bases Yield $4.5B in Gross State Product

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2017 11:15 am

A study by the Governor's Military Affairs Committee found that the state's five military installations generate $4.5 billion in gross state product.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

by Lance Turner 4/17/2017 9:34 am

Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China plans to invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags’

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors’ liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you’re liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

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