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Innovation Hub to Begin Remodeling in June

The remodeled 22,000-SF building will include the first Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Arkansas and the first solar canopy in downtown North Little Rock. read more >

Winrock Chosen for Racial Equity Initiative

It will spend the next six months working with global nonprofit The Bridgespan Group to "strengthen our approach to advancing racial equity both internally and in our external work." read more >
Rows of bok choy growing at a small organic farm in Thailand
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Winrock Gets $45M for USDA Projects in Malawi, Thailand

The projects are part of an initiative aimed at helping developing countries and emerging democracies strengthen their agricultural sectors. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Energy / Government & Politics

USDA Gives Riceland Foods $20M for Climate-Focused Farming Project

Eligible farmers will be provided direct payments to adopt practices set by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

USDA Invests $998K in Winrock International’s Delta Health Project

The project is designed to reach up to 20 employers or worksites, 100 employer managers, 4,000 employees and up to 16,000 family members. read more >
Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock, Cartwheel Partner on $1.2M Startup Accelerator Project

A field of 20 startups will be narrowed to the two most viable and high-potential companies. read more >
A file photo of Errin Stanger in 2019
Small Business

Errin Stanger Named Director of Winrock’s Regional Innovation Hub

She's worked for the nonprofit since it opened in 2014. read more >
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Real Estate

Winrock Confirms Move to Innovation Hub in NLR

The nonprofit sold its former headquarters in Little Rock for $5.4 million after the COVID-19 pandemic brought a reassessment of its real estate needs. read more >
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New Tools Can Help Boost Business in Arkansas (Angela Frierson Shirey Commentary)

During 2021, Arkansas has seen business rebound and reset. Entrepreneurs have had to flex their creative muscle during the “creative destruction” phase — a phenomenon that usually results in economic progress. read more >
Marta Loyd, CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain, has a mission to keep the former governor’s legacy alive.
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Rockefeller Groups Live Up to Rich NameLock Icon

Almost 50 years after Winthrop Rockefeller died, the three nonprofits seeded by his fortune are evolving their missions for doing good in Arkansas, the nation and the world read more >
Winrock International is leaving its office at 2101 Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.
Nonprofits / Retail

Winrock Awarded $900K Walmart Grant to Help Black-owned Businesses

Winrock said this support comes after the pandemic disproportionately impacted Black and other minority-owned businesses across the U.S. read more >
Winrock International is leaving its office at 2101 Riverfront Drive in Little Rock.
Nonprofits / Real Estate

Winrock Sells, but Won’t Go FarLock Icon

Winrock International is packing up to move, having sold its gleaming 25,000-SF headquarters on Riverfront Drive in Little Rock for $5.3 million this month. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Women’s Business Center Awarded $200K to Improve Offerings

Winrock International’s Arkansas Women’s Business Center in El Dorado has been awarded a $200,000 grant to improve service delivery, training and support to women-owned businesses affected by COVID-19. read more >
Jeremy Horpedahl of UCA in Conway
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

UCA’s Horpedahl Noted for Pandemic Analysis (Movers & Shakers)

Jeremy Horpedahl, an associate professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, has been recognized by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University of Fairfax, Virginia. read more >
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Women Entrepreneurs: Cash Is King (Jeana Tacker Commentary)

Each struggling organization can likely point to multiple reasons for failing to keep the doors open, but far too often those struggles can be traced back to poor planning, especially as it relates to building a cash reserve. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
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Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better EconomyLock Icon

Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >
Jude Kearney

Jude Kearney to Lead Winrock International’s Board

Jude Kearney is elected to chair the board of Little Rock nonprofit Winrock International and is the first African-American to hold that position. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Tyson Ventures, Winrock International Lead Funding for Rejoicy

The e-commerce platform Rejoicy Inc. of Bentonville gets $500,000 in funding led by Tyson Ventures and Winrock International. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

Winrock, AEDC Launch Online Hub for Opportunity Zones

Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission launch Opportunity Arkansas, a website with information about investing in Opportunity Zones. read more >
Education / Small Business

Innovation Hub Director Chris Jones Steps Down

Chris Jones, Ph.D., steps down as executive director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. read more >