Tagged: Jon Chadwell

Here's to the Voters (Editorial)

Here's to the Voters (Editorial)

Opinion

Decades of vision, planning, collaboration and toil are coming to fruition in Arkansas as the state’s steel industry levels up again. But one cohort crucial to the success deserves praise, too: the citizens of Mississippi County. read more >

To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps Tax

To Keep Job Surge, Newport Keeps Tax

Business ListCover Story

For the past 20 years, a half-cent for every buck spent in Newport has pumped millions of dollars into local economic development, helping to stem an exodus and turn Jackson County into a commuter destination for 3,000 incoming workers per day. read more >

At Depot, Apprentices Get Tickets to IT Jobs

At Depot, Apprentices Get Tickets to IT Jobs

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Newport’s Iron Mountain Train Depot still has its century-old ticket window, but instead of sending railroad passengers on their way, the refurbished station will soon put Arkansans on a track to better careers. read more >

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Health CareLegalCover Story

Don Parker can tell you chapter and verse about how he’ll grow medicinal marijuana at a $9 million, 35,000-SF cultivation facility his company is building in Newport. But ask where he’ll get his first plant or seed, and he goes quiet for a beat. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Health CareLegalCover Story

Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state’s first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >