Economic Gateway http://www.wearearkansas.com Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Economic Development News RSS Feed Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:44:52 -0700 en-us Program gives students leg up on industrial education, jobs http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18774 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A number of Ashdown High School students recently signed up to be a part of the Lockesburg Industrial Maintenance Program, which will begin in the fall. It is a partnership with the University of Arka... Training Funds http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18773 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The American Electric Power Foundation recently donated $30,000 to the University of Arkansas Cossatot Foundation to purchase industrial technology training equipment for the Lockesburg Industrial Mai... Pancho is Brewing Business http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18772 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Francisco “Pancho” Lozano, 55, is Owner of Pancho’s Brewing Lab, Homebrewing Supply Store, 3427 New Boston Rd, Texarkana, TX 75501, where his dream of brewing his own business has be... Arconic Restarts Texarkana, TX, Finishing Equipment to Further Support Demand in Industrial Markets http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18771 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing leader Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) today announced a $14 million investment in its Texarkana facility to restart previously idled equipment used for ... Lockheed awarded $218M contract http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18770 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 CAMDEN — The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $218 million contract to produce High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers and associated hardware for an interna... Arkansas Downtown Network to offer free consulting http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18769 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Belonging to Main Street Arkansas’s Downtown Network offers benefits and with Mena’s recent welcome to the network, the community will have an opportunity to take advantage of perks offere... Fixing America’s Forgotten Places http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18768 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Opportunity Zones, created by Trump’s tax law, are meant to help the heartland thrive and make the country more equal—but can they pull it off? FRESNO, Calif.—Census tract 0601900... East Arkansas Planning & Development District recieves grant for data collections http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18767 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 East Arkansas Planning & Development District has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) for the continuation of a data co... Tourism roundtable: Arts, history will drive state’s visitor industry http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18766 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Arkansas has long touted its “Natural State” motto to draw visitors to the state. In recent years, tourism tax collections have set new records. In 2017, the 2% tax on lodging and attracti... Why school kids need more exposure to the world of work http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18765 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 All students need to experience the world of work, particularly work of the future, long before they leave school, according to a new report out today. The latest Mitchell Institute report, Co... AI: Creating A Paradigm Shift In How We Work http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18764 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 POST WRITTEN BY Carlos Melendez Carlos M. Meléndez is the COO and Co-Founder of Wovenware, an artificial intelligence and software development company. As the saying goes, the only c... Forces of change http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18763 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Future of Work Two powerful forces are shaping our workforces and workplaces: the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the expansion of the workforce to include both... Training Programs Can Enhance The Skills And Employability Of The Existing IT Workforce http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18762 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 By Incorporating multiple emerging technologies training programs, they can enhance the skills and employability of the existing IT workforce. Several pieces of research, studies and content have b... Breaking Down the Talent Pipeline http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18759 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Unemployment in 2018 is at its lowest in over a decade, with rates sinking as low as 3.8% in May 2018. As the unemployment rate continues to decline, the implications on economic development and the s... Work toward becoming a ‘smart region’ continues in Northwest Arkansas http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18758 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A mission of the Northwest Arkansas Technology Council is to educate and explore the dynamics of integrating technology for what is hoped will become one of the first smart regions in the country... Defense spending boost from Lockheed Martin’s $400 billion F-35 stealth fighter project spills into Arkansas http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18757 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As Lockheed Martin ramps up next generation production of its $406 billion F-35 fighter jet program, Arkansas is benefitting from offshoot contract work that is filtering into the state from the mammo... Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Helps Lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18756 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Revolution is a powerful word. Historically, it’s only been after a revolution has concluded that the impact is realized. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the fourth major ind... Electric Cooperatives Meet Local Demand for High-Speed Broadband http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18826 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Access to high-speed internet is critical for businesses looking to compete in a global economy, students conducting research for school, entrepreneurs launching a company, and families who want the s... Canadian Officials Work with World Trade Center to Engage Arkansas Businesses http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18755 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Trade officials from the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas coordinated with the World Trade Center Arkansas to engage Arkansas businesses and stakeholders through commercial diplomacy in... Arkansas Prepares The Next Generation of Food and Beverage Industry Leaders http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18754 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Food is at the heart of the human experience. For many, it rises to the level of art. For some, it becomes the focus of a lifelong career. Job opportunities in the food and beverage industry are en... Aerojet Rocketdyne expands Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence at Arkansas facility http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18753 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace and defense products, announced today plans to expand its Southern Arkansas facility near Camden, where the company manufac... Strategies for Attracting Millennials to Arkansas and Encouraging Graduates to Move Home http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18375 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It’s hard to know what to believe about Millennials; some may say that they are lazy, entitled, and killing American culture one day at a time. If this is the case, then why do so many communiti... Economic Developers Do It All in Arkansas http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18374 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Setting up a business is a challenge.  Just managing the paperwork, accounting and regulations alone can be daunting to an entrepreneur. Not to mention the essential capital requirements every bu... Encouraging Homegrown Businesses in Rural Arkansas http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=18373 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Business recruitment is a common, traditional approach used to spur economic growth. Cities and counties offer companies tax breaks and other generous financial incentives to attract them to an area. ... 9Round to open in Irvine this September http://www.wearearkansas.com/news-&-events/?item=18943 www.wearearkansas.com/news-&-events Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 9Round, the world’s fastest-growing kickboxing fitness franchise, will open this September at 4255 Campus Drive #A108, Irvine, California 92612. The new 9Round is the second in the area and one of m...