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Fresh Coat Painters Headed to Fort Smith

Fresh Coat Painters Headed to Fort Smith
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Mario Franco is bringing the first Fresh Coat Painters franchise to Arkansas next week. He's setting up shop in Fort Smith, the town where he grew up.


Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

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Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center. read more >

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

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We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming. read more >

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is coordinating cybersecurity assessments and providing cybersecurity training to help employers square off against cybercrime, because falling prey to it can cause them to fold or lose big bucks. read more >

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

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The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >

Keith Ward to Lead Little Rock's InterveXion Therapeutics

Keith Ward to Lead Little Rock's InterveXion Therapeutics

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InterveXion Therapeutics of Little Rock, a private clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapies for substance abuse disorders, announced Monday the appointment of Keith Ward, Ph.D., to president and CEO. read more >

WeWork Wants Space With Bentonville Flavor

WeWork Wants Space With Bentonville Flavor

WeWork is a 9-year-old New York company that builds and runs shared office spaces in more than 100 cities worldwide. It announced April 1 that it would expand its operations to Bentonville at a soon-to-be-developed space at 224 S. Main St. that it hopes to open in 2021. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

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Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas' business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >

Warren Stephens Stands by Startup's CEO Marc Gorlin

Warren Stephens Stands by Startup's CEO Marc Gorlin

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Warren Stephens says he has confidence in Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of crowdsourced delivery service startup Roadie, in which Stephens has invested. After all, he said, look at Kabbage, which “turned out to be a great investment.” read more >

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

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The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February. read more >

Little Rock Startup Set to Sell Speed-Torque

Little Rock Startup Set to Sell Speed-Torque

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Vascugenix, a Little Rock startup run mostly by students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, plans to bring its medical device for emergency heart surgeries to market in late August or early September. read more >

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek 'Critical Mass'

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The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century. read more >