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KAIT Jonesboro
New jobs possibly coming to Mississippi CountyMississippi County could see more jobs opening up soon. The county is working
New jobs possibly coming to Mississippi County
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 10 hours ago
Mississippi County could see more jobs opening up soon. The county is working to bring in an Indiana based company called Five Star Hydraulics. The company would be placed on the air force base and could supply up to 35 new jobs. Mississippi... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Oshkosh Corp. Beats Lockheed Martin, AM General to Make JLTVsOshkosh will make the vehicles at its plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with deliver
Oshkosh Corp. Beats Lockheed Martin, AM General to Make JLTVs
Arkansas Business / Posted yesterday
Oshkosh will make the vehicles at its plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with deliveries beginning 10 months after award. A full rate production decision is expected in fiscal 2018, the Army said. According to Reuters, analysts had viewed Oshkosh, a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State loses out on bid to build Army vehiclesMore than $87 million from Arkansas taxpayers was not enough to convince the U.
State loses out on bid to build Army vehicles
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
More than $87 million from Arkansas taxpayers was not enough to convince the U.S. Army that the Humvee’s replacement should be made in the state. The Army announced Tuesday that the joint light tactical vehicle will be made by Oshkosh Defense in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Military contract goes to Wisconsin firmThe U.S. Army awarded a military vehicle contract to an Oshkosh, Wis., firm Tue
Military contract goes to Wisconsin firm
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
The U.S. Army awarded a military vehicle contract to an Oshkosh, Wis., firm Tuesday, despite Arkansas' $87.1 million bond efforts to bring about 600 jobs to the state. Oshkosh Corp. was one of three firms — including Lockheed Martin, which would... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Oshkosh wins military truck contract; Arkansas finishes out of the money“With America’s Soldiers and Marines in mind, the program team successfully met
Oshkosh wins military truck contract; Arkansas finishes out of the money
Arkansas Times / Posted 2 days ago
“With America’s Soldiers and Marines in mind, the program team successfully met both Services’ requirements for affordable, achievable capability advancements that will make a true difference,” said Sean Stackley, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy... Read more
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Carroll County News
Meeting is 1st step in forging economic strategyAccording to a press release from the chamber, a cross-section of Berryville ci
Meeting is 1st step in forging economic strategy
Carroll County News / Posted 3 days ago
According to a press release from the chamber, a cross-section of Berryville civic and business leaders met with representatives from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and Winrock International on Tuesday afternoon. Winrock... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor pulls transfer requestLITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governo
Governor pulls transfer request
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to transfer $800,000 in rainy-day funds to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for a research program because it turns out that the commission already... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transferThe governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansa
Governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transfer
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 5 days ago
The governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansas' Rainy Day Fund while requests to move about $13 million from the fund were approved. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the $800,000 request for an Arkansas... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Arkansas governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transferThe governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansa
Arkansas governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transfer
KSPR Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
The governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansas' Rainy Day Fund while requests to move about $13 million from the fund were approved. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the $800,000 request for an Arkansas... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor pulls transfer requestGov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to
Governor pulls transfer request
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to transfer $800,000 in rainy-day funds to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for a research program because it turns out that the commission already has the funds... Read more
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Hope Star
EDC partner growth impact honoredUniversity of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Chancellor Chris Thomason said it was the
EDC partner growth impact honored
Hope Star / Posted 6 days ago
University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Chancellor Chris Thomason said it was the kind of news that the late Wesley Woodard worked to hear as president of the Hempstead County Economic Development Corp. as three local business/industrial partners of... Read more
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Hope Star
AEDC head confronts challengesNewly-minted Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike P
AEDC head confronts challenges
Hope Star / Posted 7 days ago
Newly-minted Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston told a full house at the Hempstead Hall great hall here Wednesday that he began to understand the challenges that lay ahead for him when he read the mission... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
New adult education center open in TrumannA new facility is ready for students in Trumann. Non-traditional students will
New adult education center open in Trumann
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 8 days ago
A new facility is ready for students in Trumann. Non-traditional students will now have access to education just steps away. A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday in Trumann at the new Sims-Talbot Adult Education Facility where they are partnering... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Steel-industry leader Correnti diesJohn Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mi
Steel-industry leader Correnti dies
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
John Correnti, the visionary who guided the creation of three steel mills in Mississippi County and others outside Arkansas, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. The cause of death was not immediately known. Correnti was the architect of Big River... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Coal-less future on horizonREDFIELD -- The proposed shutoff of coal at the 35-year-old White Bluff coal pl
Coal-less future on horizon
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
REDFIELD -- The proposed shutoff of coal at the 35-year-old White Bluff coal plant neighboring Redfield's south side has been a long time coming for residents of the 1,500-person town and for the White Hall School District. "You should've begun to... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Amagon receives grant for new safe roomThe town of Amagon received a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Comm
Amagon receives grant for new safe room
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 13 days ago
The town of Amagon received a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission totaling $220,000 to go for the construction of a safe room. Mayor Gerald Brumley said the town is very excited for the new addition. He explained the town sees a... Read more
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Hope Star
Ark. EDC head slated at luncheonA Florida transplant to Arkansas who has become the new executive director of t
Ark. EDC head slated at luncheon
Hope Star / Posted 14 days ago
A Florida transplant to Arkansas who has become the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will address issues of the state's business and industrial future to the annual membership luncheon of the Hempstead County... Read more
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Arkansas Business
ARA Scholars Program Introduces Newest ResearchersUniversity of Arkansas researchers Jie Xiao and Morten Olgaard Jensen were anno
ARA Scholars Program Introduces Newest Researchers
Arkansas Business / Posted 14 days ago
University of Arkansas researchers Jie Xiao and Morten Olgaard Jensen were announced Thursday as the latest additions to the Arkansas Research Alliance Scholars program. The ARA Scholars program was created in 2010 to attract top-notch research... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
To grow ... or notOn August 6th, before the state Board of Education, the Little Rock School Dist
To grow ... or not
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
On August 6th, before the state Board of Education, the Little Rock School District's Dr. Frederick Fields admitted that there are no non-Academic Distress middle or high school seats available in the district. Further, the district's own... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
News in briefVideo-producing firm moves, alters name Jones Film Video has changed its name
News in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
Video-producing firm moves, alters name Jones Film Video has changed its name to M-3 Productions and moved Wednesday into its new home at the corner of Main and Third streets in Little Rock's creative corridor. Located across the street from... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
United Airlines Magazine Features ArkansasLITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — United Airlines passengers flying in August can get a spec
United Airlines Magazine Features Arkansas
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 15 days ago
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — United Airlines passengers flying in August can get a special glimpse at business opportunities and attractions in Arkansas, which is this month’s featured location on the airline’s in-flight magazine, Hemispheres. The magazine... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Dilbert, this ain'tIn one installment of Dilbert--the daily cartoon strip featuring the office fro
Dilbert, this ain't
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
In one installment of Dilbert--the daily cartoon strip featuring the office from hell, or at least the office down the block--the employees were trying to beat the clock as the budget year ended. They didn't want to finish the year with money in the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Big shale operator sheds 80 state jobsHit by a slump in natural gas and oil prices, Southwestern Energy Co., the lead
Big shale operator sheds 80 state jobs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Hit by a slump in natural gas and oil prices, Southwestern Energy Co., the leading operator in the Fayetteville Shale, eliminated 80 positions in Arkansas on Thursday, the company said. The job cuts in Arkansas were at the company’s offices in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State agency returns $450,000 unspentMike Preston, the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development C
State agency returns $450,000 unspent
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Mike Preston, the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Tuesday that he won't spend leftover money in the commission's budget for the sake of balancing the books. Any unspent funds should and have been returned... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve WorkforceFour months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Ec
Mike Preston: Develop Rural Parts of Arkansas, Improve Workforce
Arkansas Business / Posted 23 days ago
Four months on the job, and Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said he has helped to secure 22 new or expanding company contracts for jobs in the state. Speaking to the Rotary Club of Little Rock on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Grant to fund research, fellowshipsA $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will suppor
Grant to fund research, fellowships
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
A $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will support a collaboration among 10 different Arkansas universities bringing scientists together to work on developing new high-tech materials for use in manufacturing, food... Read more
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KATV Little Rock
10 Arkansas universities share research grantLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20
10 Arkansas universities share research grant
KATV Little Rock / Posted 24 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support research. The funding comes under the foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
10 Arkansas universities share research grantTen Arkansas universities are sharing a five-year, $20 million grant from the N
10 Arkansas universities share research grant
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 24 days ago
Ten Arkansas universities are sharing a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support research. The funding comes under the foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which sets up... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
10 Arkansas universities share research grantLITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20 mi
10 Arkansas universities share research grant
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 24 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support research. The funding comes under the foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
10 Arkansas universities share research grantLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20
10 Arkansas universities share research grant
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 24 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ten Arkansas univerities are sharing a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support research. The funding comes under the foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
News in briefRail-car plant outlay $10.5M; jobs to grow American Railcar Industries Inc. sa
News in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
Rail-car plant outlay $10.5M; jobs to grow American Railcar Industries Inc. said Wednesday that it will invest $10.5 million in buildings and equipment and add 75 full-time jobs at its railroad tank car plant in Marmaduke in Greene County. The... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus ProbeOzark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants totaling abou
Fayetteville Firm Gets NASA Grants to Make Circuits for Venus Probe
Arkansas Business / Posted 30 days ago
Ozark Integrated Circuits of Fayetteville has received two grants totaling about $245,000 from NASA to develop heat-resistant circuits that can operate on the surface of Venus. In addition, the University of Arkansas-affiliated startup has received... Read more
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Arkansas Business
AEDC Director's Wife Hired as Anchor for SSN MediaThe wife of Mike Preston, the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development
AEDC Director's Wife Hired as Anchor for SSN Media
Arkansas Business / Posted 30 days ago
The wife of Mike Preston, the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has landed a new job. The television news personality was hired on at SSN Media Gateway at the end of June, according to Managing Partner Jeff Lyle. Lyle... Read more
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Arkansas Business
With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future UnclearSoul of the South is attempting to turn its operations around amid a host of le
With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear
Arkansas Business / Posted 1 months ago
Soul of the South is attempting to turn its operations around amid a host of legal and financial issues facing the company. The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes... Read more
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Charleston Express
UCA to Host 29th Annual Community Development InstituteConway – Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will
UCA to Host 29th Annual Community Development Institute
Charleston Express / Posted 1 months ago
Conway – Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 3-6 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Taking place in the... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support CitedArkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Tr
Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited
Arkansas Business / Posted 1 months ago
Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck says he knows why. Hornbeck, who with his two brothers, Jon and Jeff, founded Arkansas SoyEnergy Group LLC of DeWitt in 2007, cites inconsistent government... Read more

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