Tagged: gov. asa hutchinson

Legislators Give Final OK to Bill Supporters Say Will Boost Solar in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2019 5:48 pm

Arkansas’ sun power industry scored a major victory Tuesday afternoon at the state Capitol as the state House approved legislation to allow third-party financing of solar arrays. The measure, already cleared by the state Senate, will open up solar power options for non-taxed entities like nonprofit corporations, government agencies and schools.

CoorsTek Breaks Ground on $26M Benton Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 2:13 pm

CoorsTek Inc., a privately owned manufacturer of technical ceramic components headquartered in Golden, Colorado, broke ground Thursday on a $26 million, 50,000-SF expansion at its facility in Benton.

Innovation Council Summit: Working Together A Must

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/19/2019 2:44 pm

Arkansas can become a leader in the knowledge-based economy if its state government, industries and educators work together to develop a workforce attractive to innovators.

Governor, Business Leaders Form New Innovation Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2019 2:58 pm

Key leaders from Arkansas businesses, research universities, philanthropic organizations and state agencies will form the new Arkansas Innovation Council at Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request.

Governor Reworks Plan to Cut Top Income Tax Rate

by Associated Press 1/30/2019 4:39 pm

Arkansas' Republican governor has reworked his proposal to cut the state's top income tax rate, unveiling a $97 million plan that Senate leaders say they plan to take up next week.

10 Startups Chosen For Inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/10/2019 9:51 am

Ten startups have been selected to participate in the previously announced inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.

Governor Appoints Keith Gibson to Highway Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/2/2019 1:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Keith Gibson of Fort Smith as the next commissioner of the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

ARA Names Six Researchers To Fellows Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2018 6:44 am

Six new Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows were named Thursday during a news conference at the state capitol with Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Governor: Reorganization Plan Includes New Inspector General Office

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/14/2018 3:20 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson touted his plan to remake state government on Wednesday, a reorganization that would include adding Arkansas' first Department of Inspector General.

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.

Arkansas Governors' Debate Focuses on Medicaid Work Rule

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/12/2018 3:41 pm

Arkansas' Republican governor defended the state's work requirement for its expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor as he debated his Democratic challenger Friday, saying the majority-GOP Legislature wouldn't support keeping the expanded coverage without the restriction in place.

Nighthawk Custom Announces Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/10/2018 2:57 pm

Firearms manufacturer Nighthawk Custom announced Tuesday the expansion of its facility in Berryville (Carroll County).

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2018 9:18 am

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state.

UA Announces Blockchain Center of Excellence

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2018 10:53 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas announced that it will establish a Blockchain Center of Excellence at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development.

FIS, State Will Sponsor FinTech Accelerator for Another Year

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/18/2018 3:20 pm

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson say they will sponsor the VC FinTech Accelerator for another year.

Governor to Give Keynote at Ag, Tech Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2018 2:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker for the agricultural law and technology conference Aug. 15-16.

Governor With the President, But Cautions Against Trade War

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/10/2018 2:04 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson cautions against inviting a trade war that would hurt Arkansas, but said he supports the president's efforts to solve trade deficit with tariffs.

Governor Names 2 to State Education Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2018 11:13 am

Governor Asa Hutchinson named Sarah Moore and Kathy McFetridge to the Arkansas State Board of Education on Thursday.

FIS, Venture Center Name Fintech Accelerator Participants

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/3/2018 10:28 am

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock have named the 10 startup companies selected to participate in their 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program.

White Hall Awarded $70K Grant For Pine Bluff Arsenal Study

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 4:21 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that White Hall has been awarded a $70,000 Military Affairs grant the city will use to conduct a joint land use study. The intent of the study is to implement projects that will improve the military value of the Pine Bluff Arsenal.