Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Hot Springs Village POA Names Tourism Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2018 8:40 am

The Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association announced Thursday the hiring of Kevin Sexton as its director of tourism and community affairs, effective Jan. 8.

Governor Names Robert Ator II to Lead AEDC Military Affairs

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/3/2018 11:01 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says that retired Col. Robert Ator II has been hired as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission director of military affairs, effective Jan. 9.

New Business to Bring 50 Jobs to Harrisburg

by Associated Press 12/29/2017 1:25 pm

Officials say 50 new jobs are coming to northeast Arkansas as a company that makes corrugated sheets used in packaging comes to Harrisburg.

Cooks BBQ to Open Manufacturing Facility in Searcy County

by Associated Press 12/28/2017 5:19 pm

A company that makes barbecue products has announced plans to open a $1.4 million manufacturing facility in northern Arkansas, which will create 45 new jobs.

HBO's 'True Detective' to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/22/2017 10:34 am

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year.

AEDC's Danny Games to Return to Entergy Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2017 9:49 am

Entergy Arkansas Inc. hires Danny Games as director of business and economic development, replacing Mike Maulden, who is retiring in January.

Jim Fram Takes Committee Seat at International Economic Development Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Jim Fram has been appointed to the Accredited Economic Development Organization Advisory Committee by the International Economic Development Council.

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

This year’s hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas’ timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment.

How Chinese Textiles Filled Sanyo’s Old Role as Forrest City Hero

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Forrest City was seeking a suitor for a massive shuttered factory. Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China was looking for the right spot for its first U.S. facility, a vast yarn factory capable of consuming Arkansas’ entire annual cotton crop.

Connections Count (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Reach out, friends, to others. You'll never know what you can accomplish before breakfast.

'Roboglasses' for the Blind Get Boost From Grant

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Fauxsee Innovations of Magnolia has landed a one-year, $226,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to continue developing its first product, Roboglasses.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

Reputation vs. Revelation (Feedback)

by Cary Stockdell 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cary Stockdell observes the outside reputation of Arkansas and the business climate in the state, in particular northwest Arkansas.

Wal-Mart’s New Headquarters: Tradition, Not Frills

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego.

In Arkansas, Japanese Find Low Costs, Quick Routes to Consumers

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/5/2017 9:24 am

Arkansas is attractive to Japanese businesses because it's cheaper to operate a manufacturing plant here than in larger cities on the East and West Coast, such as New York, Junji Kurokawa said Wednesday.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

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.