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Former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater to Headline City Year Little Rock Event

Slater was transportation secretary under former President Bill Clinton. He currently serves on City Year’s national board of trustees.  read more >
Construction / Energy / Investments / Manufacturing / Transportation

Big Things Take Time (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

They like to gamble now in Jefferson County. read more >
A fuel plant similar to the planned $3.5 billion ultra-clean diesel plant near Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Construction / Energy

GTL Plan Moves Forward With $4M RoadLock Icon

After years of preparations, all authorities say the biggest economic development project in Arkansas history is on still on the road to becoming a reality. read more >
Government & Politics

Clinton School Forms Inaugural Dean’s Advisory Board

Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, will serve as the board's first chair. read more >
Government & Politics / Real Estate / Transportation

J.W. Benafield, Highway Commissioner, Mayor of 2 Cities, Dies at 93

J.W. "Buddy" Benafield, a businessman, a former mayor of two Arkansas cities and former state highway commissioner who was active in Democratic politics, has died. He was 93. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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Energy Security Partners Plant Still in WorksLock Icon

The GTL project, touted as the biggest economic endeavor ever in Arkansas, has naturally had its skeptics. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business / Tourism

Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek ‘Critical Mass’Lock Icon

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 >
Rodney Slater, former secretary of transportation, gives an interview at the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the UA’s Sam Walton College of Business in Fayetteville.
Construction / Government & Politics / Investments / Real Estate

Rodney Slater Says $30M Investment ‘Shot in the Arm’ for Pine Bluff PlantLock Icon

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater was in Arizona for Sen. John McCain’s memorials last week, but he took time to telephone Whispers about the $3.5 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant project he’s involved with near Pine Bluff. read more >
Roger Williams
Construction / Energy / Investments

Gas-to-Liquid Plant Near Pine Bluff Takes Major Financing Step

With a $30 million investment commitment from the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, plans to build a $3.5 billion plant to turn natural gas into refined liquid fuel near Pine Bluff reached a significant landmark this week. read more >
Roger Williams, CEO of Energy Security Partners, says his company's plan to build a 
diesel plant such as the one shown above is moving ahead in Jefferson County.
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Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant AliveLock Icon

Roger Williams’ vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it’s not happening quicker. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Small Business

Economic Future Forum Is June 4-6 In Little Rock

The International Economic Development Council is hosting its Economic Future Forum from Sunday-Tuesday at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, meeting with reporters last week ahead of the legislative session.
 
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Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Leads Nation in Foreign Direct Investment

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, speaking at the Arkansas Delta Conference, said Arkansas leads the nation in foreign direct investment. read more >
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Transportation

Energy Security Partners CEO Says Fuel Plant ‘Not a Risky Project’

Tell Roger Williams that a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel near Pine Bluff sounds too good to be true, and he’ll turn to history, engineering and finance to argue it’s too good not to be. read more >
Rodney Slater and Wes Clark
Construction / Energy / Manufacturing

Energy Security Partners Signs Land Lease for Jefferson County Fuel Plant

A site near Pine Bluff has won the competition to become home to a multibillion-dollar plant for turning natural gas into liquid fuel, economic development officials say. read more >
Andrew Card
Energy / Government & Politics

Andrew Card Joins Energy Firm Led by Wesley Clark, Rodney Slater

Not only is Energy Security Partners led by Clinton-era Democrats Rodney Slater and Wesley Clark, but Andrew Card, former chief of staff for George W. Bush, will join the board. read more >
Rodney Slater and Wes Clark
Energy / Manufacturing

Firm Led by Clark, Slater Eye Jefferson County for $3B Energy Plant

An energy company led by retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater is considering Jefferson County among possible sites for a $3 billion natural gas-to-liquid plant. read more >
Rodney Slater
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

Conference to Focus on Investment in Delta

The Delta Regional Authority is partnering with the White House Rural Council to host the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference Jan. 11-12 in West Memphis and Memphis. read more >
Rodney Slater, former secretary of transportation, gives an interview at the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the UA’s Sam Walton College of Business in Fayetteville.
Business Services / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Transportation, Retail Companies Hoping to Keep Up With Supply Chain

Supply chain dynamics don’t often get big laughs, but it wasn’t a tough crowd last week at the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. read more >
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater speaks Sept. 30 at a panel discussion on transportation, technology and logistics at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.
Education / Government & Politics / Transportation

Transportation Leaders Discuss Present, Future Issues of Industry

Several transportation industry leaders gathered at Philander Smith College on Tuesday for a panel discussion on transportation, technology and logistics. read more >
Rodney Slater
Education / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday. read more >