Economic Gateway http://www.wearearkansas.com Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Economic Development News RSS Feed Sat, 26 May 2018 22:30:53 -0700 en-us SUPERCHARGING INNOVATION http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15781 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A recipe for curing economic development myopia. The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), known for its rigorous evaluations of tech-driven economies, in November published it... The 2018 Regional Workforce Development Rankings http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15780 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 26 May 5200 15:18:59 -0800 It is difficult to overstate how crucial workforce development is to a state’s economic health. CNBC’s Scott Cohn notes in America’s Top States for Business 2017 that “most sta... A Skills-Based Jobs Approach to Fulfilling Workforce Needs http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15779 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 26 May 8800 15:18:50 -0800 Businesses are collaborating with academic and other partners to advocate for modern manufacturing jobs. Finding young workers with a strong interest in manufacturing has become a perpetual challen... American Manufacturing: Back in the Game? http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15778 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” agenda. The U.... 31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Confidence in U.S. Economy, Need for Investment in Infrastructure Reflected http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15776 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Corporate Survey respondents feel confident about the economy under President Trump, but highway accessibility and skilled labor are still their primary concerns. Also, the number of respondents p... Are Amazon and Toyota the last big buffalo we’ll see for a while? Labor constraints will most likely slow large job-generating deals in 2018 in the South and elsewhere, possibly for years to come. http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15775 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 26 May 5600 15:17:38 -0800 Over the past five decades, the American South has established itself as the go-to place in the United States for the biggest of big buffalo projects. In fact, the competition for large job-generating... It takes a village: Leveraging regional ecosystems to build a competitive workforce http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15774 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hardly a day goes by that you don’t see a report or an op-ed about how machines and computers are going to replace humans in the workforce, often referring to workers like they’re obsolete... Fairfield Bay council plans on hotel, historic commision http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15773 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A relatively low-key gathering marked the first city council for Fairfield Bay in 2018, with, however, excitement about the forthcoming hotel project, and plans for a city Historic Commision. The h... Startup manufacturer coming to Paris http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15772 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 PARIS — Paris is getting a new industry later this year, according to Paris Mayor Daniel Rogers. The Paris City Council unanimously authorized Rogers to negotiate a lease with Big River Rolle... Downtown Network celebrates one year of accomplishments http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15771 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hatched from a convergence of factors one year ago as well as determination and vision, the Hope Downtown Network has survived — and even accomplished much — in its first year of existence... Committee for Growth in Polk County http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15768 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Fri, 26 May 8000 15:17:00 -0800 In an effort to generate local positive economic growth, the Committee for Growth n Polk County (CGPC) is currently petitioning for a 'coal option election' in 2018. The local option request a... Little Rock talent agency issues casting call for HBO’s ‘True Detective’ http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15765 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Agency in Little Rock has issued a casting call for up to 1,500 actors, stand-ins and photo-doubles to be part of the third season of the HBO crime anthology “True Detective,” which wi... Hotel construction is up in Arkansas, especially in Jonesboro http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15766 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Hotel construction in Arkansas rose 14% between December 2016 and December 2017, indicating a departure from a trend of decline in hotel construction nationwide, according to the hospitality industry ... Infrastructure and Its Role in the U.S. Economy http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15999 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The federal government is leaning toward the creation of public-private partnerships to finance much-needed improvements to the nation’s infrastructure, which is vital to the manufacturing secto... Maddox awarded for positive business initiatives http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15769 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 State Rep. John Maddox (R-Dist.20 - Mena) was recently presented a Business Matters Leadership Award from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas. Maddox was recognize... Gov. Hutchinson’s 2018 Resolutions: Shrink Spending, Grow State Economy http://www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news/?item=15767 www.wearearkansas.com/electric-cooperatives-of-arkansas/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the budget work of the upcoming fiscal session will further demonstrate his commitment to efficiency in government while delivering on initiatives ranging from education to ec...