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Elise Mitchell Makes News With New Year’s Greeting

“New year, new beginnings,” writes northwest Arkansas PR entrepreneur Elise Mitchell, who led a parade of new year’s greetings, big and small, funny and poignant, posted by Arkansas marketing, media and political figures. read more >
Construction / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Transportation

Public-Private Partnerships Making Progress in ArkansasLock Icon

Arkansas is less than a year away from tapping a rich new source of economic development, public-private partnerships that will build and operate public assets like college dormitories or parking decks. read more >
Frank Scott Jr. (left) and Baker Kurrus

Frank Scott, Baker Kurrus in Runoff for Little Rock Mayor

Frank Scott Jr. and Baker Kurrus emerged from a historic scrum on Wednesday, setting their sites on a Dec. 4 decider. read more >
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Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?Lock Icon

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem. read more >
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub merged in 2016 with a larger nonprofit, Winrock international, but critics say the result has not put the Hub on solid footing.
Business Services / Investments / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock’s Commitment to Innovation Hub QuestionedLock Icon

Former employees, including the executive director who resigned in February, fear the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is bound for financial failure two years after merging with Winrock International, but Winrock insists the doomsayers don’t know what they are talking about. read more >
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola announced the city will not compete for Amazon's second North American headquarters.
Government & Politics

Full Text of Mark Stodola’s Letter Saying He Won’t Seek Re-Election

In letter first sent Monday to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Arkansas Times, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said he won't seek a fourth term in office. read more >
Mayor Mark StodolaCity of Little Rock
Government & Politics

Citing Family Illness, Little Rock Mayor Won’t Seek 4th Term

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says he won't seek a fourth term in office, citing a serious illness in his immediate family. read more >
Jessica Deloach Sabin
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Jessica DeLoach Looking for Local Leaders, Including One at Home

Political analyst and TV commentator Jessica DeLoach has a new job in Washington with The NewDEAL, a network promoting progressive policies and candidates nationwide. read more >
Joel Gordon
Nonprofits / Small Business

Executive Director of The Hub Quits

Joel Gordon's last day at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub was Feb. 2. read more >
Government & Politics

Little Rock Mayor’s Race to Highlight Rifts with State (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Prominent state races could be overshadowed next year by a fight over who will be the top elected official in Arkansas' capital city. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Transportation

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in ArkansasLock Icon

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses. read more >
A new member of the HAM Foundation board, Jessica Sabin is discovering how she can make her mark on HAM’s future. “I’ve got a lot of energy, and I can be dedicated, and I like to connect the dots,” she says. “And I definitely bring a passion for the mission.” | Hair & makeup by Angela Alexander; clothing and accessories on this page from Scarlet; dress on cover and above from Feinstein’s.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Jessica DeLoach Gets Her Close-Up, and Never Mind the Makeup

In TV’s world of political talking heads, you won’t find a great many heads lovelier than Jessica DeLoach’s. read more >
Joel Gordon
Nonprofits / Small Business

Innovation Hub Names Joel Gordon Executive Director

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub announces that Joel Gordon has been named as its new executive director, effective June 1. read more >
Senate President Jonathan Dismang (pictured) and House Speaker Jeremy Gillam said Gov. Asa Hutchinson should limit the special session agenda to his plan to keep and rework the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.
Government & Politics

Dismang, Gillam Pick 16 for Governor’s Tax Reform Group

Ten Republicans and six Democrats have been named to serve on a legislative task force that will recommend tax cuts before the 2019 session. read more >
Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin wants to continue to partner with AMS on events like the Manufacturing Innovation Summit.
Government & Politics

Sabin Withdraws Transparency Bill as AEDC Pledges Openness on Incentives

State Rep. Warwick Sabin withdraws a transparency bill after receiving assurances from the AEDC that it will make data about state economic incentives to businesses available to the public online. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum
Energy

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state’s top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities. read more >
Government & Politics

House Panel Approves Plan to Reinstate Arkansas Voter ID

A House panel sought Wednesday to reinstate Arkansas' voter ID law, and expanded Republican majorities in the Legislature could help it survive yet another court challenge like the one that struck down a nearly identical plan more than two years ago. read more >
Warwick Sabin
Government & Politics

Arkansas House Rejects Democrats’ Low-Income Tax Credit Plan

The Arkansas House handily rejected a low-income tax credit proposal backed by Democrats, who said they hope to revive the idea when lawmakers look at deeper tax cuts in two years. read more >
Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin wants to continue to partner with AMS on events like the Manufacturing Innovation Summit.
Government & Politics

Arkansas House Panel Advances Competing Tax Cut Plans

An Arkansas House committee has thrown a wrinkle into Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $50 million tax cut plan, advancing his proposal along with a competing measure from Democrats to give a tax credit to low-income residents. read more >
Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin wants to continue to partner with AMS on events like the Manufacturing Innovation Summit.
Government & Politics

Arkansas Lawmakers Say They’ll Move Quickly on Tax Cut

Top Arkansas lawmakers say they'll move quickly on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed $50 million tax cut for low-income residents, but say there are questions about part of his plan to give military veterans a tax break. read more >