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Carroll County News
State delivers funding for BV water project$2.75 million. That money, Benefield said, came from a community development bl
State delivers funding for BV water project
Carroll County News / Posted 10 hours ago
$2.75 million. That money, Benefield said, came from a community development block grant, administered by the ANRC and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). One of the grant's goals, he said, is the expansion and improvement of the... Read more
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Arkansas Business
In Conway, Leaders Find Education at Root of Economic Growthpanelists were Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Comme
In Conway, Leaders Find Education at Root of Economic Growth
Arkansas Business / Posted 6 days ago
panelists were Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce; Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; and Randy Zook, president and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Lacy... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State revives economic office in Europe, hires exec to run itThe Arkansas Economic Development Commission is hiring Cornelius Schnitzler to
State revives economic office in Europe, hires exec to run it
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is hiring Cornelius Schnitzler to run the commission's reopened European office, according to contract information reviewed by lawmakers Tuesday. He will be paid $230,000 to run the European office from... Read more
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Arkansas Business
In Conway, Leaders Find Education at Root of Economic Growthpanelists were Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Comme
In Conway, Leaders Find Education at Root of Economic Growth
Arkansas Business / Posted 7 days ago
panelists were Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce; Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; and Randy Zook, president and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. Lacy... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State's sweet talk snagged pulp millhis remarks to the bankers, Hutchinson referred to a "competing state." But Mik
State's sweet talk snagged pulp mill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
his remarks to the bankers, Hutchinson referred to a "competing state." But Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, and Arkadelphia executives indicated the state was Mississippi and its site was a... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas Blog(a) Files which, if disclosed, would give advantage to competitors or bidders;
Arkansas Blog
Arkansas Times / Posted 12 days ago
(a) Files which, if disclosed, would give advantage to competitors or bidders; and (b)(i) records maintained by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission related to any business entity’s planning, site location, expansion, operations, or... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Businessrankings were taxation and regulations, workforce quality, and living environme
Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Business
Arkansas Business / Posted 12 days ago
rankings were taxation and regulations, workforce quality, and living environment. According to a press release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the rankings are crucial, as CEO sentiment drives investments in offices,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to ArkansasThe show was attended by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who helped recruit the c
SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
The show was attended by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who helped recruit the company. Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Wednesday that SIG Sauer’s decision to move to Arkansas has helped raise the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to stateThe show was attended by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who helped recruit the c
SIG Sauer shifting ammo work to state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
The show was attended by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who helped recruit the company. Scott Hardin, a spokesman for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Wednesday that SIG Sauer’s decision to move to Arkansas has helped raise the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
House, Senate pass bills to budget statealso includes $4 million more for the Department of Correction, giving it $340.
House, Senate pass bills to budget state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
also includes $4 million more for the Department of Correction, giving it $340.7 million, and $1.5 million more for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, for a total $12.1 million, he said. In addition, the Revenue Stabilization Act... Read more
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Arkansas Business
AEDC Opens Bids for Advertising ContractsAfter 21 years of contracting exclusively with Stone Ward, the Arkansas Economi
AEDC Opens Bids for Advertising Contracts
Arkansas Business / Posted 19 days ago
After 21 years of contracting exclusively with Stone Ward, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission has opened bidding for its advertising, marketing and public relations work, which is worth up to $1.6 million annually. The commission is... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
SIG SAUER to move ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentuckyplans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky. The company said
SIG SAUER to move ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 20 days ago
plans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky. The company said Wednesday in a news release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission that its Elite Performance Ammunition plant will move to Jacksonville and create... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Company to move ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentuckyplans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky. The company said
Company to move ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
plans to move an ammunition plant to Arkansas from Kentucky. The company said Wednesday in a news release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission that its Elite Performance Ammunition plant will move to Jacksonville and create... Read more
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Arkansas Business
SIG Sauer Finalizes Plans to Move to Jacksonvillethe Advantage Arkansas income tax credit that is based on the payroll of new jo
SIG Sauer Finalizes Plans to Move to Jacksonville
Arkansas Business / Posted 20 days ago
the Advantage Arkansas income tax credit that is based on the payroll of new jobs and the Tax Back incentive, according to Arkansas Economic Development Commission spokesman Scott Hardin. The $800,000 will go toward infrastructure and equipment... Read more
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Arkansas Business
AEDC Opens Bids for Advertising ContractsAfter 21 years of contracting exclusively with Stone Ward, the Arkansas Economi
AEDC Opens Bids for Advertising Contracts
Arkansas Business / Posted 20 days ago
After 21 years of contracting exclusively with Stone Ward, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission has opened bidding for its advertising, marketing and public relations work, which is worth up to $1.6 million annually. The commission is... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State agency lets ad-contract bidsThe Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state agency that persuades c
State agency lets ad-contract bids
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state agency that persuades companies to move factories or offices to the state, is seeking firms for its advertising and public relations contract. Stone Ward, a Little Rock agency, has held the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bike maker Orbea shifting sales hub, warehouse out of downtown Little Rocka single location. Orbea established its presence on Main Street in Little Roc
Bike maker Orbea shifting sales hub, warehouse out of downtown Little Rock
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
a single location. Orbea established its presence on Main Street in Little Rock in 2013. It received $150,000 from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to locate its North American headquarters in Little Rock. "I'll be sad to see us... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Bike maker Orbea shifting sales hub, warehouse to NLRa single location. Orbea established its presence on Main Street in Little Roc
Bike maker Orbea shifting sales hub, warehouse to NLR
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
a single location. Orbea established its presence on Main Street in Little Rock in 2013. It received $150,000 from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to locate its North American headquarters in Little Rock. "I'll be sad to see us... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Millcompany behind the long-planned paper plant had signed a letter of intent with
Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Mill
Arkansas Business / Posted 22 days ago
company behind the long-planned paper plant had signed a letter of intent with the Republican governor and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in November to study building the operation. The company considered sites in Camden... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Pulp mill for Clark County a long time coming, took a lot of workto build a $1 billion pulp mill near Arkadelphia. The announcement came during
Pulp mill for Clark County a long time coming, took a lot of work
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
to build a $1 billion pulp mill near Arkadelphia. The announcement came during a news conference with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston and others. Depending on who is laying out the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
InvestArk vies with roads in industrial-lure debate$5 million at a single location in plant or equipment for new construction, exp
InvestArk vies with roads in industrial-lure debate
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
$5 million at a single location in plant or equipment for new construction, expansion or modernization, according to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's website. From 2011-14, InvestArk spread $110 million across 96 companies,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Proposal would boost local perks to land jobsto be created at the mill. "Clark County really stepped up to the plate on thi
Proposal would boost local perks to land jobs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
to be created at the mill. "Clark County really stepped up to the plate on this project," Scott Hardin, spokesman for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said in an email. "Sun Paper's decision to locate in Clark County would not have... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sprint will hire up to 100 at new regional hub in LRfull-time and part-time positions, with the annual salary of some full-time job
Sprint will hire up to 100 at new regional hub in LR
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
full-time and part-time positions, with the annual salary of some full-time jobs ranging between $40,000 and $50,000. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission will give Sprint a cash rebate equal to 3.9 percent of new payroll for 10 years for... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
GW Communications opens up in Paragouldand it makes a big difference in this city.” Mayor Gaskill wasn’t the only per
GW Communications opens up in Paragould
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 25 days ago
and it makes a big difference in this city.” Mayor Gaskill wasn’t the only person excited. Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Mike Preston said Thursday’s event at the GW location was very important. “It’s a... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
GW Communications opens up in Paragouldand it makes a big difference in this city.” Mayor Gaskill wasn’t the only per
GW Communications opens up in Paragould
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 25 days ago
and it makes a big difference in this city.” Mayor Gaskill wasn’t the only person excited. Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Mike Preston said Thursday’s event at the GW location was very important. “It’s a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Broadband company to create more than 28 new jobs in Arkansas cityA Texas-based broadband company will create more than 28 jobs when it opens a n
Broadband company to create more than 28 new jobs in Arkansas city
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
A Texas-based broadband company will create more than 28 jobs when it opens a new office in Paragould, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Thursday. Mike Preston, director of the commission, said in a news release that GW... Read more
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Arkansas Business
GW Communications to Open Paragould Office, Employ 28will open a new office in Paragould and employ 28. The company is moving into
GW Communications to Open Paragould Office, Employ 28
Arkansas Business / Posted 26 days ago
will open a new office in Paragould and employ 28. The company is moving into an existing building at 1707 Linwood Drive. Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston joined company executives and local leaders for the... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Ark. Business: Hospital expansion, I-30 widening, jobs announcementand downtown Little Rock, where developers are beginning work on Phase 1 of the
Ark. Business: Hospital expansion, I-30 widening, jobs announcement
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 26 days ago
and downtown Little Rock, where developers are beginning work on Phase 1 of the $100 million Tech Park. And finally, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston is planning another new jobs announcement. The... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
REX NELSON: A modern approachcalled you crazy. Times have changed. Mike Preston, the young man Gov. Asa Hutc
REX NELSON: A modern approach
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
called you crazy. Times have changed. Mike Preston, the young man Gov. Asa Hutchinson brought in from Florida to head the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, gets it. I'm not sure that some local economic developers, who spend all their time... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
$1B pulp plant to employ 250 in state's southpark near Gum Springs, a few miles south of Arkadelphia. Gov. Asa Hutchinson;
$1B pulp plant to employ 250 in state's south
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
park near Gum Springs, a few miles south of Arkadelphia. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Clark County economic development executives and legislative delegates; and Hongxin... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Millcompany behind the long-planned paper plant had signed a letter of intent with
Sun Paper of China Picks Clark County for $1.3B Pulp Mill
Arkansas Business / Posted 28 days ago
company behind the long-planned paper plant had signed a letter of intent with the Republican governor and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in November to study building the operation. The company considered sites in Camden... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State-produced book a 128-page invitationand information book published by CJRW on behalf of the governor's office, the
State-produced book a 128-page invitation
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
and information book published by CJRW on behalf of the governor's office, the Department of Parks and Tourism and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Total cost of the project was in the neighborhood of $900,000 and a mix of 35... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plantto the county in exchange for the abatement. The company also qualifies for an
Carroll County Approves Incentives for New Tyson Foods Plant
Arkansas Business / Posted 1 months ago
to the county in exchange for the abatement. The company also qualifies for an InvestArk sales and use tax credit from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Scott Hardin, an AEDC spokesman, said the tax credit is provided on a statutory... Read more

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