Tagged: Arkansas Economic Development Commission

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

AEDC Helping Companies Combat Cybercrime

Technology & TelecomTransportation

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is coordinating cybersecurity assessments and providing cybersecurity training to help employers square off against cybercrime, because falling prey to it can cause them to fold or lose big bucks. read more >

Limits Few for $300M Simmons Foods Project in Decatur

Limits Few for $300M Simmons Foods Project in Decatur

Cover Story

When Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. of Siloam Springs decided a few years ago to start from scratch to increase its fresh and frozen chicken production, Simmons bought 800-plus acres for $14 million and then went about designing what COO David Jackson called a “50-year investment.” read more >

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Northwest Arkansas Plugs Into Innovation

Technology & TelecomTransportation

Nelson Peacock is hopeful that the arrival of a global innovation company will help spur northwest Arkansas’ business ecosystem and solve some nagging logistical problems. read more >

Staying 'Prayerful' (Editorial)

Staying 'Prayerful' (Editorial)

Opinion

President Trump may think that “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” but St. Francis County workers need jobs and Arkansas farmers, the top rice producers in the world, would love to ship their rice to China. Agriculture is, after all, the state’s biggest industry. read more >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

LegalTechnology & Telecom

The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New Tech

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

Arkansas Competing for 2 USDA Offices, 700 Jobs

Arkansas is one of 35 states still being considered as a potential new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service office and National Institute of Food & Agriculture office. Both are moving from Washington, D.C. read more >

Investor Angst Boils at NanoMech

Investor Angst Boils at NanoMech

Banking & FinanceLegalTechnology & Telecom

If Jim Phillips had a New Year’s resolution to get NanoMech’s financial house in order during 2019, that aspiration didn’t survive the first day. And now a key creditor has implied it wants Phillips gone as chairman and CEO of the lubricant manufacturer. read more >