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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

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New Generations Bank Coming to Bentonville

New Generations Bank Coming to Bentonville

Banking & Finance

Generations Bank of Rogers is adding to its Benton County presence with a planned branch at 600 SW 41st St. in Bentonville. The full-service office represents No. 10 for the $524 million-asset lender. read more >

Writing Hits Wall at NanoMech

Writing Hits Wall at NanoMech

Banking & FinanceLegalTechnology & Telecom

NanoMech Inc. attracted about $11 million in financial support from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission between 2008 and 2014. But after that mix of tax credits, grants tied to job creation, loans and direct investment, the public well dried up for the Springdale maker of industrial lubricants. read more >

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

Phillips County Looks to Sun for Future

LegalTransportationCover Story

More than $8.5 million of new and pending utility improvement projects are underway in and around Helena-West Helena. Pieces of the infrastructure puzzle are moving into place to enhance local economic prospects as well as industrial recruitment. read more >