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RTX & State Settle Dispute Over Taxes on Missile Sales

The settlement means the state will continue to treat companies’ sales to the federal government as if they were in-state sales for tax purposes, avoiding a possible precedent that could have cost Arkansas millions annually. read more >
Business Services / Manufacturing / Technology / Transportation

Reading The Future: Aerospace & Defense (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

In 2022, aerospace and defense exports made up more than 15% of the state’s total exports with more than $890 million in goods exported. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Top US Military Chief Visits Arkansas Munitions Plant to Press the Need to Arm Ukraine

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. CQ Brown is visiting Lockheed Martin’s Camden, Arkansas, weapon facility. read more >
Mark Cayce, CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.

A Solar Evangelist, RetiredLock Icon

As GM and CEO of the 7,000-member electric co-op, Mark Cayce was an early solar adopter in tandem with defense contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne read more >
A Google Street View image of B&M Painting in Camden
Business Services / Manufacturing / Transportation

Camden Aerospace Painter B&M Acquired by Valence Surface Technologies

B&M's new owner said the company's proximity to key defense companies, including Lockheed Martin, made the deal appealing. read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
Government & Politics / Public Companies

FTC Opposition Scuttles $4.4B Lockheed Purchase of Aerojet

Lockheed said it scrapped the plan “in the wider interest of shareholders.” read more >

Arkadelphia, Camden Wait for Chinese Firm To Put Plans to Paper

When word went out that Gov. Beebe was about to announce a $1 billion investment in Arkansas, some in south Arkansas were surprised that it turned out to be a steel mill in Osceola -- not a Chinese wood pulp mill at Camden or Arkadelphia. read more >