Tagged: arkansas economic development commission

Program Restores Grants For Inmates Pursuing Degrees

by Todd Traub 12/5/2018 2:11 pm

A federal program, whose Arkansas participants include Shorter College in Little Rock and Arkansas State University-Newport, provides need-based Pell Grants to state and federal prisoners through college partnerships.

In the Rockets' Red Glare, Camden Workers Stand Out

by Kyle Massey 11/26/2018 12:00 am

Aerojet Rocketdyne cites area’s big defense tradition as it goes for ICBM contract.

Entergy Arkansas Juices Economic Development

by Kyle Massey 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Entergy, which serves over 700,000 electric customers in Arkansas, has long been an engine of economic development, a gene present in the company’s DNA since its birth more than a century ago.

Zebra Technologies to Hire 100 Over Next 2 Years

by Lance Turner 10/30/2018 2:30 pm

Zebra Technologies of Lincolnshire, Illinois, marks the grand opening of its expanded facility in Bentonville.

Gas Pos Relocates to NLR, Will Create 30 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2018 10:26 am

Gas Pos announced Thursday that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama, and will create 30 high-paying technology jobs.

Newport, Paragould Join AEDC's 'Competitive Communities'

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2018 2:37 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Newport and Paragould have completed the Competitive Communities Initiative evaluation.

AEDC Disappointed With Delay On Kimberly-Clark Incentives Vote

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/3/2018 10:25 am

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said it’s "disappointing" that the Wisconsin Legislature has delayed a vote on an incentive package that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant there.

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

by Marty Cook 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas.

Crittenden County Coalesces Around Mega Site Push

by Todd Traub 8/1/2018 10:13 am

Crittenden County and the cities of Marion and West Memphis have passed a joint, cooperative economic development resolution to promote 1,800 undeveloped acres as a "mega site" to attract large industry to the area.

State Governors Delve Into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

by Associated Press 7/20/2018 7:55 am

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico.

Asa Hutchinson: Sun Paper to Be Exempt From Tariffs

by Associated Press 7/9/2018 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says newly imposed tariffs by the Trump administration shouldn't affect plans for a new Chinese-owned paper mill in the state.

Jonesboro Welcomes $20 Million Risever Plant

by Jan Cottingham 7/9/2018 12:00 am

Risever's $20 million 125,000-SF facility in Jonesboro, which will create 130 jobs, will be its first outside of China.

New Rank Makes Case for Independence: AEDC Moves County to Top Tier

by Todd Traub 7/5/2018 7:00 am

With a boost from business and business friendly policies, Independence County has vaulted to the top of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's incentive tier rankings.

Following the Money Fueling Opposition to Wind Catcher

by Kyle Massey 6/18/2018 12:00 am

While a single wind project won’t seal the fate of America’s energy markets, resistance to Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s Wind Catcher project comes in conjunction with support for coal and nuclear power at the highest levels of American government.

Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million.

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/18/2018 12:00 am

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs.

Health InnovatAR Accelerator Participants Announced

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2018 9:41 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures announced six startups that have been selected to participate in the first Health InnovatAR health care accelerator.

E.C. Barton & Co. Gets Big Man at Top

by Kyle Massey 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Steven H. Brimner, who stands 6-foot-7 and played college basketball in Montana, has been learning a new playbook since Jan. 1 as the new president and CEO of E.C. Barton & Co., the 102-store building materials chain based in Jonesboro. He also has some big sneakers to fill.

Air Base, Jacksonville High Get $377K Grant For Cyber Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 2:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday a $377,812 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Jacksonville High School to develop a first-of-its-kind cyber security training curriculum.

Canadian Company Breaks Ground on $1M Plant in Ozark

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2018 3:45 pm

Ecodrum Composter of Canada, a manufacturer of in-vessel mortality composting equipment, broke ground Tuesday on its new facility in Ozark.