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Coming to You Live from 1 Shackleford Drive

by Kyle Massey 6/26/2017 12:00 am

In a 31,000-SF multimedia center in Little Rock, The Media Gateway LLC pioneers a new kind of newscasting in a consolidating industry where master control functions, the last line of quality control before broadcast, are increasingly outsourced.

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.

Teletech to Open Center in Morrilton, Add 350 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 10:57 am

Teletech Holdings Inc. announces that it will open a new customer service center in Morrilton and create at least 350 jobs.

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.

Morgan, Preston Give Advice, Share Perspectives at Economic Future Forum

by Sam Hoisington 6/6/2017 11:34 am

Mike Preston of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Charles Morgan of First Orion Corp. were the keynote speakers for the final day of the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.

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.

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.

Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

by Lance Turner 4/17/2017 9:34 am

Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China plans to invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Experts Predict Breakout Companies in Arkansas Will Be Digital

by Marty Cook 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you’re liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/31/2017 1:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Sabin Withdraws Transparency Bill as AEDC Pledges Openness on Incentives

by Kyle Massey 3/16/2017 12:13 pm

State Rep. Warwick Sabin withdraws a transparency bill after receiving assurances from the AEDC that it will make data about state economic incentives to businesses available to the public online.

Clean Harbors Opens $120M Expansion, Will Add 120 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/7/2016 10:21 am

Clean Harbors unveils a $120 million expansion of its El Dorado facility, which it said will create 120 full-time jobs.

Tianyuan Garment Factory Turns Tide: 400 Jobs ‘Reshored’ to Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Chinese garment maker’s plan to spend $20 million building a factory in Little Rock is an example of a manufacturing phenomenon that is picking up steam as automation begins to wash out the labor cost advantage that for decades enticed manufacturers to move overseas.

Chinese Garment Manufacturer Made First Move on Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Suzhou Industrial Park Tianyuan Garment Co., the company spending $20 million to open a garment plant in Little Rock late next year, made the first move on Arkansas in December 2015.

Asa Hutchinson to Promote Rice, Poultry on China Trip

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 11:54 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to China to meet with existing and prospective business contacts and with government officials about opening the country to Arkansas rice and poultry.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation.

Amfuel to Close Magnolia Plant, Move Operations to Texas

by Lance Turner 9/20/2016 11:40 am

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia is closing its plant in Magnolia, a move that will affect up to 300 jobs, as it brings a new plant online in Texas.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it’s corporate welfare.

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