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Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to Commerce Secretary Mike Preston (center) and Hugh McDonald, the former Entergy Arkansas Inc. CEO who she will nominate to lead the Commerce Department.
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

Reinforcing the Workforce (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Businesses might be encouraged by the new governor’s emphasis on education and workforce development. read more >
Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she'll nominate former Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald as secretary of the state Department of Commerce.
Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Small Business / Tourism

Sanders to Nominate Hugh McDonald As Commerce Secretary

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she will nominate former Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald as the secretary of the Arkansas Department of Commerce. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

After 15 Years, How Are We Doing? (Hugh McDonald Commentary)

The initial class of the the Arkansas Better Chance pre-K program would have graduated from high school last spring. But there is no way to know what happened to the pre-K students because there is no longitudinal tracking of these kids from pre-K to K-12 and beyond. read more >
Cody Waits of the Office of Skills Development at the Arkansas Department of Career Education and Steve Percival of the state Career Education & Workforce Development Board
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Joel Hargis Joins Nolan Caddell Reynolds (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Joel G. Hargis has been hired to lead the bankruptcy and consumer advocacy practice of the Nolan Caddell Reynolds law firm in Fort Smith. read more >
Lindsay Burnett of the A-State Alumni Association at Arkansas State University
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Lindsay Burnett Named Executive Director of A-State Alumni Association (Movers & Shakers)

Lindsay Burnett has been promoted from director of alumni relations to executive director of the A-State Alumni Association at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. read more >
Sen. Jane English (R-North Little Rock) looks on with Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang (R-Searcy) as Gov. Asa Hutchinson makes remarks after signing a series of workforce education bills into law.
Education / Government & Politics

In Praise of Pragmatism (Editorial)

In the furor surrounding the final days of the legislative session, a couple of important worker education reforms could be overlooked. They shouldn’t be for two reasons: They promise to be effective, helping match businesses in Arkansas with capable employees (and capable employees with good jobs), and they demonstrate what bipartisanship can accomplish. read more >