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AEDC Awards $352K in Community and Block Grants

The grants fund projects including new construction or renovation of community centers, fire stations, or multi-purpose buildings. read more >
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Owens Corning Continues Growth in Fort Smith With $24.5M Expansion

The publicly traded company is increasing capacity, adding new machinery and creating 50 jobs. read more >
The Performed Line Products Co. manufacturing plant in Rogers.
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PLP Mounts $16M Expansion in Rogers

The move will add 82,000 SF, allowing the publicly traded company to expand manufacturing capacity. read more >
Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, talks to Shannon Hendrix, senior vice president and chief administrator at Arkansas Children's Northwest of Springdale, during the 2022 Women's Foundation of Arkansas Power of the Purse luncheon.
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The Power Of the Purse (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A look at the this year's honorees for the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas's Power of the Purse fundraiser. read more >
A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 on landing approach after a flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2012.
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Why to Care About Farnborough (Jana Carter Commentary)

Not many people know about Farnborough, England. But to those in the aerospace and defense industry, it’s an important city that hosts one of the largest global airshows every other year. read more >
Real Estate

GoTextbooks Adds 2nd Warehouse, Will Hire 100

The company said it will invest more than $10 million in the warehouse, formerly owned by Cameron International Corp. of Houston. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

Arkansas Schools Awarded $808K in Wildlife Education Grants

Funds for the grants come from wildlife fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. read more >
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Hutchinson Outlines Agenda for Final Months in Office

The term-limited governor says his focus is on broadband access, jobs and a "hopefully quick" special session on tax cuts. read more >
Construction / Manufacturing

Why the Steel Industry Is Forging Ahead (Austin Grinder Commentary)

What’s driving the surge in our steel industry? Arkansas uses four factors to its advantage in attracting steelmakers: incentives, a ready workforce, our prime location and competitive electricity rates. read more >
Steel coils on display during a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of U.S. Steel's new $3 billion mill in Osceola, Arkansas. 
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With Steel, State Lures Interlocking IndustriesLock Icon

Like all kinds of constructors, Arkansas economic developers have learned that steel offers a sturdy base to build on. read more >
The future site of Envirotech's production facility at 1425 Ohlendorf Road in Osceola.
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Envirotech Project Eligible for $27M in State Incentives

The agreement with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will help facilitate construction of its first U.S. manufacturing center. read more >
Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center of Little Rock, says she hopes Woman Achieve will not only grow in Arkansas, but eventually be a nationwide program.
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Business Guidance, Woman To WomanLock Icon

Mimi San Pedro, the chief strategy officer for the Venture Center in Little Rock, says the creation of the Woman Achieve mentorship program was a long time coming. read more >
Israel Innovation Authority Chair Ami Appelbaum, left, shakes hands with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 2022. Arkansas and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in tech innovation.
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Arkansas Partners With Israel on Tech Innovation & Research

The agriculture and automotive industries are seen as sectors for potential collaboration. read more >
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Blytheville Contractor Plans $1.6M Expansion, 40 New Jobs

Sierra Group Roofing and Solar will build a new 11,000-SF headquarters. read more >
A Lockheed Martin LMXT tanker aircraft refuels another plane using its aerial boom system.
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Lockheed and Airbus Pick Arkansas for Production of Aerial Refueling System

The project depends on whether the companies land a U.S. Air Force contract for a new tanker plane that uses the system. read more >
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Mike Preston: State Remains ‘Optimistic’ About Canoo in ArkansasLock Icon

The electric vehicle maker's first-quarter report raises more questions than answers. read more >
W&W/AFCO Steel plans to invest more than $18 million to expand operations to the former LM Wind Power site at the Little Rock Port. The company, port leaders and city and local officials announced the move during a news conference at the site on Wednesday.
Construction / Real Estate

W&W/AFCO Steel Expands to Former LM Wind Site at Little Rock Port

The $18.7 million investment is expected to create 115 full-time jobs over five years. read more >
A Google Street View image of Bryce Corp. in Searcy
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Bryce Corp. Plans $80M Expansion in Searcy; 142 New Jobs Expected

The packaging company is building a new manufacturing facility and distribution center. read more >
U.S. Steel CEO David Burritt, right, shakes hands with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a groundbreaking ceremony for the company's new $3 billion mill in Osceola on Feb. 8, 2022.
Public Companies

US Steel’s Future Shaped By ‘Remarkable’ Partnership With Arkansas, CEO Says

David Burritt, the head of the industrial giant, praised Arkansas' people and business environment at the AEDC's annual banquet. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

State Awards $7.2M in Community Grants to 30 Arkansas Cities, Counties

Most of the money will support non-housing public facility and public infrastructure projects. read more >