Tagged: grant tennille

ArcBest Corp. Unveils $30M Plan for New Headquarters in Fort Smith

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/30/2014 1:39 pm

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith said Friday that it will buy 40 acres of land at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith to build a new corporate headquarters. The $30 million project will allow the firm to support 975 new jobs in Fort Smith through 2021.

Job Creation Announcement Set for Fort Smith

by Associated Press 5/30/2014 7:35 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is planning a job creation announcement in Fort Smith.

On Marriage (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/22/2014 10:28 am

Two weeks ago Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza declared Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, sparking a statewide debate about the future of marriage and its legal, political, religious and social implications.

$1.1 Billion Big River Steel Project Making Progress

by Jan Cottingham 2/24/2014 12:00 am

A year after the highly publicized announcement that a $1.1 billion steel mill was coming to Mississippi County, economic development officials say the project is moving forward despite a rival’s objections.

State Sending Group to Europe to Woo Weapons Manufacturers

by Associated Press 2/14/2014 11:42 am

Grant Tennille says the Czech Republic has a growing industry for firearms accessories and that the state is looking for opportunities to bring a manufacturer to Arkansas.

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.

AEDC Chief Grant Tennille Backs Gay Marriage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/8/2013 11:26 am

Arkansas' top economic development official calls for legalizing gay marriage and says the move could make the state a leader in the South and attract new business.

Wal-Mart Pushes for More Arkansas Product Makers

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 5/20/2013 11:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is making a push to sell more U.S.-made goods and part of that effort includes promoting products made in Arkansas.

Consultants, Nucor, Correnti Talk Big River Steel in 5-Hour Session

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/26/2013 7:16 am

A pair of outside consultants on Monday offered mixed reviews of Gov. Mike Beebe's proposal to provide a company with $125 million in state financing to build a steel mill in the northeast part of the state.

Legislative Consultant to Vet Big River Steel Project

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 5:12 pm

The clock is running as legislators seek information about a $1.1 billion steel plant proposed for Osceola. As of Monday, the House and the Senate have 18 working days to look into whether it would be right for the state to $125 million to help finance the project.

Arkansas Black Caucus Concerned About Hiring Plans for Big River Steel

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/11/2013 1:43 pm

Members of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus say they're concerned that the governor's proposal to provide millions of dollars in state funding to help bring a large steel mill to the state doesn't include a requirement that the company hire African-American workers.

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 Wednesday's House Meeting on Big River Steel

by Mark Carter 2/7/2013 10:16 am

Wednesday's Arkansas House "committee as a whole" meeting on the proposed Big River Steel project in Mississippi County took on a Groundhog Day vibe.

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.

Let's Take A Close Look at That Big River Steel Incentive Package - And John Correnti

by Lance Turner 2/1/2013 3:17 pm

In addition to a hard look at the AEDC's incentive package, we'd suggest a hard look at the man at the center of the Big River Steel deal, John Correnti.

Billion-Dollar 'Superproject' Highlights Amendment 82 Bonds

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:55 am

As Gov. Mike Beebe's administration negotiates with a yet-to-be-revealed company over a plan that could bring a $1 billion project to Arkansas, state officials want legislators to follow an unprecedented course to ensure the deal goes through.

Tracking Gov. Mike Beebe's Billion-Dollar Mystery Project

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 2:55 pm

So the hunt begins. What is the mystery project Gov. Mike Beebe hinted at in his State of the State Address today?