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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 2 hours 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 yesterday
$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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 7 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 9 days 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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Charleston Express
Chaffee Crossing Plans For Record Number Of New Projects In 2016and state legislators, the City of Fort Smith, the City of Barling, the Fort Sm
Chaffee Crossing Plans For Record Number Of New Projects In 2016
Charleston Express / Posted 11 days ago
and state legislators, the City of Fort Smith, the City of Barling, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Sebastian County, AHTD, WAPDD, R.H. Ghan & Cooper Realtors and a host of other... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Tyson announces plans for new Green Forest facilitycompany says the $136 million project is contingent in part on the approval of
Tyson announces plans for new Green Forest facility
KY3 Springfield / Posted 15 days ago
company says the $136 million project is contingent in part on the approval of incentives from Carroll County and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The company says the project would create about 85 jobs once it's fully... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Tyson announces plans for new Green Forest facilitycompany says the $136 million project is contingent in part on the approval of
Tyson announces plans for new Green Forest facility
KSPR Springfield / Posted 15 days ago
company says the $136 million project is contingent in part on the approval of incentives from Carroll County and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The company says the project would create about 85 jobs once it's fully... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas site 1 of 2 finalists for $1.36B paper mill-- one in Arkansas and one in Mississippi -- to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill
Arkansas site 1 of 2 finalists for $1.36B paper mill
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
-- one in Arkansas and one in Mississippi -- to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill, Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Thursday. The company, Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., said in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Incentives neededit receives taxes on economic activity that otherwise would not be in the state
Incentives needed
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
it receives taxes on economic activity that otherwise would not be in the state. There is no injury to taxpayers. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission rigorously evaluates project proposals to make sure that Arkansas comes out ahead... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Tyson plans to build $136M plant in Green Forestjobs. Tyson is waiting on the Carroll County Quorum Court to approve a tax aba
Tyson plans to build $136M plant in Green Forest
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
jobs. Tyson is waiting on the Carroll County Quorum Court to approve a tax abatement and on tax credits from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. County officials were told about the construction plan Wednesday night and are... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
News in brief-- one in Arkansas and one in Mississippi -- to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill
News in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
-- one in Arkansas and one in Mississippi -- to build a $1.36 billion pulp mill, Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, said Thursday. The company, Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., said in... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Tyson Foods Proposes New Facility In Green ForestCounty Quorum Court approves certain tax abatements, as well as the company get
Tyson Foods Proposes New Facility In Green Forest
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 16 days ago
County Quorum Court approves certain tax abatements, as well as the company getting sales and use tax credits from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the release states. The new facility would expand Tyson’s production and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Tyson proposes new $136M processing plant in Northwest Arkansasis contingent on tax abatements from the Carroll County Quorum Court as well as
Tyson proposes new $136M processing plant in Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
is contingent on tax abatements from the Carroll County Quorum Court as well as sales and use tax credits from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the company said in a news release. "This is the first new plant construction... Read more
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Arkansas Business
FBI Peers Into Soul of the South Financesin west Little Rock was partially fueled with public money through the Arkansas
FBI Peers Into Soul of the South Finances
Arkansas Business / Posted 16 days ago
in west Little Rock was partially fueled with public money through the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The fundraising effort, which drew tax-credit financing and private investors,... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forestsaid the plan is contingent on the approval of certain tax abatements from the
Tyson Foods Proposes $136M Processing Plant at Green Forest
Arkansas Business / Posted 16 days ago
said the plan is contingent on the approval of certain tax abatements from the court and sales and use tax credits from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “This project would allow us to better serve our foodservice customers through... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Gov. Hutchinson: Highway Plan in "Jeopardy" if Medicaid Expansion Funding Failsinstead have to be retained for "emergency needs" and to fill other gaps in bud
Gov. Hutchinson: Highway Plan in "Jeopardy" if Medicaid Expansion Funding Fails
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 18 days ago
instead have to be retained for "emergency needs" and to fill other gaps in budget shortfalls. Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission issued the following statement on Tuesday: "Success in economic development starts... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Hutchinson: No Medicaid expansion, no highway programA hit to our highways now would be devastating for future economic growth.” Mi
Hutchinson: No Medicaid expansion, no highway program
Arkansas Times / Posted 18 days ago
A hit to our highways now would be devastating for future economic growth.” Mike Preston, Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) issued the following statement: "Success in economic development starts with... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Washington news in briefDelta: Why It Still Matters." Speakers included Westerman, Delta Regional Autho
Washington news in brief
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Delta: Why It Still Matters." Speakers included Westerman, Delta Regional Authority Federal co-Chairman Chris Masingill, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston and a host of other business, government and... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Ark. Business: The Delta's future, Arkansas Works, tax withholdinghealth care, education, agriculture and economic development. Speakers include
Ark. Business: The Delta's future, Arkansas Works, tax withholding
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 23 days ago
health care, education, agriculture and economic development. Speakers include Mike Preston—the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission — and Greg Hamilton—a senior research economist at the Institute for Economic... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Fort Smith OKs bonds for factoryrenovation. Company officials said they plan to hire 83 workers within three ye
Fort Smith OKs bonds for factory
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
renovation. Company officials said they plan to hire 83 workers within three years at an average wage of $25 an hour. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission offered Glatfelter an incentive package that included $2 million from the Governor's... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South Licensemoney represents a 17.8 percent ownership stake in Soul of the South and makes
Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License
Arkansas Business / Posted 25 days ago
money represents a 17.8 percent ownership stake in Soul of the South and makes the trust the single biggest investor. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission loaned the enterprise $750,000 with an eye toward job creation that has fallen... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South Licensemoney represents a 17.8 percent ownership stake in Soul of the South and makes
Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License
Arkansas Business / Posted 27 days ago
money represents a 17.8 percent ownership stake in Soul of the South and makes the trust the single biggest investor. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission loaned the enterprise $750,000 with an eye toward job creation that has fallen... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Vietnamese visit LR, talk trade tiesopportunity." Friday's tour included presentations from Little Rock Mayor Mark
Vietnamese visit LR, talk trade ties
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
opportunity." Friday's tour included presentations from Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, the Arkansas Agriculture Council, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Entergy, Ritter Agriculture, Curtis Stout Inc. and Coulson Oil. Sessions were... Read more

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