Tagged: southark

Meet the Neighbors: Ben Johnson, Ph.D., El Dorado

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

One of the things Johnson loves most about Arkansas is the people. “Arkansans all know one another. Everywhere in this state, we have lots of good people who are smart and talented, but none who dare claim to be big shots,” he said. “We may not see eye-to-eye on the best place to eat barbecue, or which college has the best mascot (Muleriders), or even what to call ourselves. But disputes invariably end in a handshake and a grin.”

El Dorado: New Projects Infuse New Life (Quality of Life (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

The new $49 million El Dorado High School, the $18 million El Dorado Conference Center and the $9 million Health Science Center at South Arkansas Community College represent El Dorado’s commitment to the future. That big-picture vision has earned the city recognition as an Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the Quality of Life category.