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Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Declining gasoline prices that cut demand for biodiesel and the increasing popularity of compressed natural gas as a fuel are two other factors behind the industry’s doldrums, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and others say.

Once Bright, Wind Sector In Arkansas Founders

by Sean Beherec 7/20/2015 12:00 am

What began as a promising new manufacturing sector for the state has petered out into one the Arkansas Economic Development Commission no longer actively pursues.

Film Festivals Highlight Arkansas Culture, Put Cities in Display

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 8:33 am

In the last decade, the film industry has garnered increasing interest in Arkansas, as evidenced by the number of film festivals taking place across the state.

FedEx Ground Distribution Center in Little Rock to Employ 160

by Mark Carter 2/19/2015 2:24 pm

FedEx Corp. of Memphis broke ground Thursday on a 300,000-SF Ground distribution facility in southwest Little Rock. The publicly traded logistics firm plans to employ about 160 people there.

Quest for Helena Port Tenants Took 20 Years

by Luke Jones 4/29/2013 12:00 am

In 1993, Helena’s slackwater harbor was completed and county officials promised it would attract manufacturing jobs to the crumbling, poverty-ridden Mississippi Delta region. But it’s taken 20 years for that promise to ring true: Last year, the harbor welcomed its first-ever industrial client.