Arkansas Archives

U.S. Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million To Upgrade Infrastructure And Support Investment In Arkansas

Ozark Mountain Poultry grain bins.

The Commerce Department EDA is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Independence County in Arkansas to upgrade critical infrastructure that will support the expansion of the poultry industry.

State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas

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The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

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Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.

Georgia-Pacific Announces Growth Plans For Gurdon, AR Facility

Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance Chairman Eric Hughes congratulates Georgia-Pacific Plant Manager Ryan Daniels on the plans to invest at the Gurdon, Ark., lumber mill.(L to R) City of Gurdon Mayor Clayton Franklin; Clark County Justice of the Peace (District 10) Sherry Kelley; Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance Chairman Eric Hughes; Georgia-Pacific Lumber Plant Manager Ryan Daniels; Clark County Judge Ron Daniell; and Arkadelphia Alliance President and CEO Stephen Bell.

The company is also evaluating investments totaling approximately $20 million at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that would increase the facility’s efficiency and capacity.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

Food Processing Baked Goods

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

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A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.

Entergy And Philips Help To Light Up Little Rock

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New dynamic lighting, a gift to city from Entergy, turns Little Rock’s River Bridges into beacon of civic pride. Former President Clinton was on hand to flip the switch.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

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Study points to risk in nation’s capital, New York City, America’s breadbasket and 46 states.