Tagged: brent birch

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.

Tech Park, Venture Center Mark Companies' Move to Next Stage

by Mark Carter 10/16/2015 9:41 am

Little Rock Tech Park Director Brent Birch told his board Wednesday that things are busy at the park's downtown space.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Birch: First Phase of Little Rock Tech Park to Open in Fall 2016

by Mark Carter 9/15/2015 3:19 pm

The first phase of the planned Little Rock Technology Park is targeted to open in the fall of 2016 with 40,000-SF of incubator and office space at 417 Main, Tech Park Executive Director Brent Birch said Tuesday.

Tech Park Negotiating with Banks to Finance First Phase

by Mark Carter 8/13/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Tech Park Authority Board will negotiate with a consortium of local financial institutions on a plan to finance $17.5 million for development of the park's first phase along Main Street in downtown Little Rock.

Some Hiccups, But Development Continues Along Main Street in Little Rock

by Alexis Hosticka 8/4/2015 3:26 pm

About $100 million in new development is unfolding along Little Rock’s Main Street as developers bet on an influx of jobs and residents, according to an estimate by Moses Tucker Real Estate of Little Rock.

Update: Little Rock Board Votes on Next Steps for Tech Park

by Lance Turner 7/22/2015 10:27 am

The Little Rock Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide $6.6 million in sales tax proceeds to the Little Rock Tech Park so it can purchase properties along Main Street for its permanent home.

Tech Park Board Chooses WDD Architects for Phase 1 of Project

by Mark Carter 5/14/2015 3:55 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board has selected Wittenberg Delony & Davidson as the architect for the first phase of the tech park, planned for the Main Street corridor in downtown Little Rock.

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 10:44 am

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties.

Venture Center, Tech Park Offices to Move Into Block 2 Building

by Mark Carter 12/18/2014 10:50 am

Leaders of the Arkansas Venture Center and the Little Rock Technology Park will set up offices in the former ARK Challenge space on the ground floor of the Block 2 building in the 100 block of East Markham in downtown Little Rock.

Chamber's New Entrepreneurship Director Poised to Help Startups Grow

by Mark Carter 8/14/2014 11:30 am

Jordan Carlisle’s new gig with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce wasn’t much of a stretch. After all, he already was working with the Arkansas Venture Center out of space donated by the Chamber, and the new duties mirror his agenda as a local startup champion.

LR Tech Park Receiving 'Genuine Interest' from Prospective Tenants

by Mark Carter 8/14/2014 10:18 am

Brent Birch, the director of the Little Rock Tech Park, told the park's board on Wednesday that he has received "genuine interest" from local companies interested in being a part of the park.

Little Rock Tech Park Offers Director Job to Brent Birch

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 11:42 am

Brent Birch, chief information officer for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, has been offered the director's job for the planned Little Rock technology park.

‘Marketplace Fairness’ Online Tax Waits for Congress

by Luke Jones 10/21/2013 12:00 am

After years of court battles and failed bills, Congress is the only hope left for a measure intended to level the tax playing field between physical businesses and their online-only competitors.


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