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LATEST ARTICLES BY Lance Turner

Keeping Good Company (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

This issue is the last regular issue of Arkansas Business with me as editor. Next year, I’ll embark on a new career in strategic communications at Ghidotti of Little Rock. […]

UA GORP Incubator Gets $1.2M to Expand

The University of Arkansas’ Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program has received a $1.2 million grant to expand its work supporting outdoor startups in Arkansas. The grant, from the U.S. Economic Development […]

Fueling the Flywheel (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

2022 was a good year for venture capital in the state, but Arkansas has a long way to go.

Robin Myers, chancellor emeritus, ASU-Mountain Home

ASU System Names Robin Myers Interim President

Trustees for the Arkansas State University System on Friday voted to name Robin Myers interim president, effective Jan. 15. Myers, the chancellor emeritus at the system’s Mountain Home campus, will […]

Kevin McGilton

Riceland Names New CEO,  Kevin McGilton

Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart on Friday named Kevin McGilton CEO effective immediately. McGilton, a 20-year veteran of the agricultural cooperative, replaces Jason Brancel in the role. Brancel joined the […]

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison.

NARMC in Harrison to Cut 3% of Workforce

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center of Harrison said Thursday that it will close some clinics, combine others and cut 3% of its workforce as it struggles with rising costs. The […]

21st Century Tech Skills (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Shorter College is working hard to help Arkansas employers find workers skilled in technology.

$1.2M EDA Grant Will Support Shorter College Tech Hub

The funds will help transform the historic Rock Island Railroad Depot in North Little Rock into a space with classrooms, office space and more.

What to Watch in 2024 (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Lithium, steel and, yes, politics will make 2024 a big year for business in Arkansas.

The Worker Shortfall (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas is facing a “most severe” worker shortage but has an opportunity to reverse course.

Exxon Mobil to Begin Lithium Drilling This Month Near Magnolia

Global energy giant ExxonMobil Corp. says it will begin drilling for lithium this month near Magnolia, a move Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said could turn the page on a new chapter of the state’s economy.

The Weird Economy (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Retailers and small businesses navigate a slower holiday shopping season.

Montrose Environmental’s Q3 Revenue Surges 29%

Montrose Environmental Group Inc. reports a $7.5 million third-quarter net loss, a bigger than the loss it reported in same quarter last year, but revenue rose almost 29% amid a surge in organic growth.

Arvest Bank Breaks Ground on Chenal Parkway Branch

Arvest Bank begins construction on its new branch in Little Rock, which executives said will be its largest bank facility in central Arkansas.

Arkansas: The Defender (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas plays an increasingly key role in the global aerospace and defense industry.

Lockheed CEO Touts Camden Workforce, High-Tech Upgrades

The CEO of aerospace and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. touted the company’s work at its manufacturing facilities in south Arkansas on Tuesday and outlined its efforts to integrate cutting-edge […]

Windstream Names Paul Sunu As President, CEO

Windstream Holdings of Little Rock announces a new president and CEO, Paul H. Sunu, who takes over effective immediately.

Arkansas Poll: Sanders’ Approval Rating at 48%

The economy and politics/politicians are again among the top concerns for Arkansans, and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ approval rating is 48%, the lowest for an Arkansas governor since her father’s 47% in 2003.

Hanging by a Thread (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Fewer maternity wards and related services make it tough for Arkansas mothers and infants.

Noell Family Sells Jonesboro’s DNW Outdoors

The Noell family has sold DNW Outdoors & Automotive, the outdoors and automotive accessories retailer they have operated in Jonesboro since 1987.