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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.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 9:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Asa Hutchinson Hopes Panel Will Look at Online Tax Issue

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 7:36 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he hopes a task force that will recommend changes to Arkansas' tax code will also look at a proposal to require online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes.

Trump Grants Request for Disaster Assistance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2017 11:09 am

President Trump has granted the governor's request for a disaster declaration for the state after damage due to storms, tornadoes and flooding from April 26 to May 19.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Economic Future Forum Is June 4-6 In Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 11:17 am

The International Economic Development Council is hosting its Economic Future Forum from Sunday-Tuesday at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.

At Under 40 Forum, Young Leaders Take On 'Fractured Arkansas'

by Todd Traub 5/31/2017 10:58 am

Some of the state's top young professionals presented their findings from the second Under 40 Forum in a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday.

Arkansas Panel Faces Pressure Over Tax Breaks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/30/2017 7:12 am

The toughest job for a task force looking at an overhaul of Arkansas' tax code will be resisting pressure from a list of lobbying groups hoping to protect exemption.

5 Companies Earn Global Trade Awards, Proactive Approach Touted

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/24/2017 2:42 pm

The Arkansas District Export Council recognized five winners of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade at its annual awards luncheon Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

by Todd Traub 5/20/2017 12:24 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment.

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal

by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters 5/17/2017 7:07 am

A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill.

Asa Hutchinson Formally Launches Re-Election Bid

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2017 11:31 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formally launched his bid for re-election, saying he wants to expand on tax cuts he's championed and efforts to create more jobs in the state.

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.

Be Prepared (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas politicians must not allow the politicization of the issue to prevent the state from confronting a changing climate.

Driving Government Efficiencies (Greg Kaza Commentary)

by Greg Kaza 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Widespread private sector practices can help government operate more efficiently and save scarce resources.

Arkansas to Cut $43M from Upcoming Year's Budget

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2017 6:59 am

Arkansas is cutting its budget for the coming fiscal year by $43 million, state officials announced Tuesday, days after the governor ordered reductions in this year's funding for state agencies.

Lawmakers Give First OK to Removing 60K from Arkansas Works

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 2:38 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to moving 60,000 people off the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program and to impose a work requirement on its participants.

Arkansas Lawmakers Advance Medicaid Expansion Plan

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 6:56 am

An Arkansas House committee has advanced a proposal to change the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program.

Asa Hutchinson Still Faces Scrutiny Over Executions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/1/2017 6:53 am

Lingering questions about Arkansas' last execution is going to make shifting attention to other issues a difficult task for Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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