Tagged: mark stodola

Mark Stodola to Lead National League of Cities (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, was elected last month to a one-year term as president of the National League of Cities, the largest advocacy organization for cities and city leaders.

'Dear Little Rock' Does City A Disservice (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 11/8/2017 10:36 am

"What also confused me about 'Dear Little Rock' was that it professed to be an 'intervention.' Huh?"

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

by Associated Press 10/23/2017 10:22 am

Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.

Rejecting Amazon, Little Rock Launches New Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2017 11:02 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says the city will not submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters. Instead, it has used the occasion to launch a promotional campaign called "Love, Little Rock."

Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 9/25/2017 12:00 am

I’m not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It’s only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don’t have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola’s reasoning. Dreaming big is important.

Bank of the Ozarks Formally Announces New Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/19/2017 2:09 pm

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock, which has been planning a new headquarters in west Little Rock, joined Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola to formally announce those plans, including a timeline for construction and completion.

Must Be Present to Win (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Mayor Mark Stodola wants Little Rock to be a candidate for the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, and assuming the expense isn’t ridiculous, we can’t see the harm. And who knows? Some good might come from it.

Little Rock Mayor Says City Will Vie for Amazon HQ

by Lance Turner 9/12/2017 11:35 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said the city will submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters.

Little Rock Mayor's Race to Highlight Rifts with State (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/17/2017 6:53 am

Prominent state races could be overshadowed next year by a fight over who will be the top elected official in Arkansas' capital city.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

by Kyle Massey 7/12/2017 3:08 pm

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown.

UA Little Rock Teams with City, State Parks to Consider Football

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2017 11:50 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock says it will conduct a feasibility study "to assess whether the university should consider adding a football and marching band program."

Arkansas, Little Rock Grapple for Answers After Shooting (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/10/2017 6:52 am

The shooting at a Little Rock nightclub has elevated what had been a local issue into a state concern. But Arkansas' governor and lawmakers are likely to find what City Hall already knew: there's no simple answer.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

Key Legal Test Approaches for Arkansas LGBT Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the city or the state should prevail in a disagreement over banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

FedEx Opens Little Rock Ground Facility, Employs 175

by Alexis Crowe 9/20/2016 2:50 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis marks the grand opening of its new 303,000-SF Ground facility in southwest Little Rock, where the company employs 175 people.

Little Rock Port Authority Marks $6M Grant for Improvements

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/15/2016 3:32 pm

U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., joined the Little Rock Port Authority to mark a $6.2 million federal grant to make improvements to Blackwater Harbor.

Dallas Entrepreneur: Hubs Can Connect Startups With Experts, Experience

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/22/2016 2:24 pm

More than 100 people, including more than 20 mayors from across the state, attended Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola's first Mayor's Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday.

Upcoming Mayor’s Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/15/2016 11:32 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city’s first Mayor’s Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22.