Tagged: arkansas teacher retirement system

Sweet: ‘A Pure Arkansas-Flavored Investment’ for Arkansas Teachers Retirement System

by George Waldon 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, the state’s largest pension fund, has invested about $73 million in 14,580 acres of cropland since it began building its roster of farm holdings four years ago.

Making Chumps of the People (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/21/2014 12:00 am

The actions were enough to get the two fired from the utility but not enough to take them to trial. Now, we’re not lawyers, but apparently in some cases it’s legal to cheat your employer as long as you didn’t mean to.

Big River Steel Mill Lining Up Customers

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 9/22/2013 5:16 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 5:46 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 4:46 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.

ATRS Votes to Invest $60M in Osceola's Black River Steel Mill

by Associated Press 2/4/2013 12:28 pm

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Trustees have agreed to invest in the planned $1 billion Big River Steel LLC mill in Osceola.

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.

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Plans $60M Big River Steel Investment

by Associated Press 1/30/2013 3:27 pm

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Executive Director George Hopkins says the fund's board is planning to vote Monday on investing $60 million as the project raises startup cash. The investment represents about one-half of 1 percent of the fund's $12.25 billion in assets.

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.