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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.

Update: Big River Steel to Spend $1.2B to Expand, Add 500 Jobs

by Lance Turner 6/29/2018 10:07 am

Big River Steel announces that it will spend $1.2 billion to expand its scrap recycling and steel production facility near Osceola, a move that will create an additional 500 jobs there.

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.

FinTech Firm BankLabs to Add 19 Jobs in Little Rock

by Lance Turner 4/5/2018 10:20 am

BankLabs of Little Rock says will create up to 19 full-time jobs in the capital city by the year 2020.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/21/2018 9:51 am

The executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Tuesday defended certain incentives his agency offers to companies that are building, moving to or expanding in Arkansas.

AEDC Names Clint O'Neal Executive Vice President of Global Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2018 11:21 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Clint O'Neal will become the agency's executive vice president of global development effective March 19.

HBO's 'True Detective' to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/22/2017 10:34 am

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year.

Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin

by Graycen Colbert 12/13/2017 3:07 pm

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder's grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup.

Arkansas Timber Rides Wave Of Demand

by Marty Cook 11/27/2017 12:00 am

This year’s hurricanes are likely to boost Arkansas’ timber industry, which was already experiencing a surge of new investment.

AEDC's Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

by Kyle Massey 9/4/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses.

American Marksman to Expand in Searcy, Create 100 Jobs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/1/2017 11:06 am

American Marksman Arkansas LLC, an ammunition distributor, plans to expand in Searcy and create up to 100 new advanced manufacturing positions.

Arkansas to Highlight Open Tech Jobs at New Website

by Lance Turner 8/15/2017 11:22 am

Arkansas is launching a new website, ARTechJobs.com, to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state.

Update: Canadian Manufacturer to Open U.S. Headquarters in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2017 11:27 am

Canadian manufacturer DBG announces plans to establish a U.S. headquarters in Conway. The 41-year-old company provides custom metal products to the heavy truck, automotive, agriculture and commercial industries.

Simmons Foods Eyes 78 New Jobs at Siloam Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:48 am

Simmons Foods Inc. on Monday marked the grand opening of its new 72,000-SF ingredient facility in Siloam Springs, a $30 million facility that the company expects will create 78 jobs.

Coming to You Live from 1 Shackleford Drive

by Kyle Massey 6/26/2017 12:00 am

In a 31,000-SF multimedia center in Little Rock, The Media Gateway LLC pioneers a new kind of newscasting in a consolidating industry where master control functions, the last line of quality control before broadcast, are increasingly outsourced.

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/22/2017 9:43 am

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade.

Teletech to Open Center in Morrilton, Add 350 Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2017 10:57 am

Teletech Holdings Inc. announces that it will open a new customer service center in Morrilton and create at least 350 jobs.

Governor Announces Trip to Israel, France, Germany

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2017 11:30 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will travel to Israel, France and Germany from June 17-24 on an economic mission.