Tagged: arkansas teacher retirement system

Big River Steel Mill Lining Up Customers

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 9/22/2013 05:16 pm

Financing for a $1.1 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas expects to be wrapped up by the end of the year, but until then backers will be lining up customers and suppliers.

State Poised For Second Sustainable Acquisition with Mann on Main Property

by George Waldon 4/8/2013 12:00 am

A combination of tax credits (New Market and Historic) is providing about $7.3 million in the $19.6 million funding equation to convert the former Blass Department Store into the Mann on Main and redevelop the 310 Main St. annex building.

Big River Steel Bills Ready for Next Step in Legislature

by Lance Turner 3/12/2013 11:40 am

Arkansas legislators by Monday had filed at least 10 bills dealing with state incentives for the $1.1 billion Big River Steel manufacturing plant proposed for a site near Osceola (Mississippi County).

Potential Rewards Big for Big River Steel Mill, But Risks Remain

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 05:46 pm

The planned $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola carries the promise of a long-term economic boost for northeast Arkansas, but investors — including the state — face a number of risks.

Notes from Today's Senate Meeting on Big River Steel

by Lance Turner 2/4/2013 04:46 pm

The Arkansas Senate conducted a “committee of the whole” session today to quiz Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille, and other parties involved in the $1.1 billion Big River Steel deal.

Arkansas Teachers' Pension Gets Juiced with Florida Citrus Farm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System purchased a 436-acre organic citrus farm in central Florida for $5.8 million. We're told that produce from this operation supplies juice for Uncle Matt's Organic of Clermont, Fla.

George Hopkins on the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System (Exec Q&A)

by Jan Cottingham 10/15/2012 12:00 am

George Hopkins, executive director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, discusses the systems challenges and goals.