Tagged: mike preston

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2019 4:27 pm

Arkansas is one of 35 states still being considered as a potential new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service office and National Institute of Food & Agriculture office. Both are moving from Washington, D.C.

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 2:58 pm

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request.

AEDC Names Mitch Chandler Director of Executive Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2019 9:34 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission names Mitch Chandler to a new position, director of executive communications.

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

by Marty Cook 12/17/2018 12:00 am

Nucor Corp.’s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings.

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 2:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

Art of Wine VIP Party

by Staff 12/2/2018 12:00 am

Anne and Mike Preston were in the spotlight at this VIP event held as a prelude to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Breath of Life gala. The gala co-chairs were honored at this night full of fine wine, hors d'oeuvres from Copper Grill and a silent auction, all hosted by Barbara and James Freeman.

Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic Development

by Kyle Massey 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company’s DNA since its birth more than a century ago.

Gas Pos Relocates to NLR, Will Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2018 10:26 am

Gas Pos announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama, and will create 30 high-paying technology jobs.

Nighthawk Custom Announces Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/10/2018 2:57 pm

Firearms manufacturer Nighthawk Custom announced Tuesday the expansion of its facility in Berryville (Carroll County).

AEDC Disappointed With Delay On Kimberly-Clark Incentives Vote

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/3/2018 10:25 am

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said it’s "disappointing" that the Wisconsin Legislature has delayed a vote on an incentive package that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant there.

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

by Marty Cook 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas.

Gas-to-Liquid Plant Near Pine Bluff Takes Major Financing Step

by Kyle Massey 8/23/2018 11:52 am

With a $30 million investment commitment from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, plans to build a $3.5 billion plant to turn natural gas into refined liquid fuel near Pine Bluff reached a significant landmark this week.

The Problem With Patience (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/13/2018 12:00 am

We have a question for President Donald Trump: Which is more important, defeating countries like China in a trade war or a booming U.S. economy?

As Trade Battle Rages, Arkadelphia Waits, Worries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2018 6:42 am

The threat of a full-blown trade war has delayed the $1 billion Sun Paper project near Arkadelphia and prompted Gov. Asa Hutchinson to send his top economic development official to China to make sure it stays on track.

State Governors Delve Into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

by Associated Press 7/20/2018 7:55 am

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

Asa Hutchinson: Sun Paper to Be Exempt From Tariffs

by Associated Press 7/9/2018 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says newly imposed tariffs by the Trump administration shouldn't affect plans for a new Chinese-owned paper mill in the state.

Update: Big River Steel to Spend $1.2B to Expand, Add 500 Jobs

by Lance Turner 6/29/2018 10:07 am

Big River Steel announces that it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, a move that will create an additional 500 jobs there.

Canadian Company Breaks Ground on $1M Plant in Ozark

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2018 3:45 pm

Ecodrum Composter of Canada, a manufacturer of in-vessel mortality composting equipment, broke ground Tuesday on its new facility in Ozark.

FinTech Firm BankLabs to Add 19 Jobs in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 4/5/2018 10:20 am

BankLabs of Little Rock says will create up to 19 full-time jobs in the capital city by the year 2020.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.