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Pancho is Brewing Business

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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...
Lockheed awarded $218M contract

Monday, September 17, 2018

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...
Fixing America’s Forgotten Places

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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,...
AI: Creating A Paradigm Shift In How We Work

Friday, September 07, 2018

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...
Forces of change

Thursday, September 06, 2018

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...
Breaking Down the Talent Pipeline

Monday, September 03, 2018

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...
Economic Developers Do It All in Arkansas

Monday, July 02, 2018

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...
SUPERCHARGING INNOVATION

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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 its 2017...
The 2018 Regional Workforce Development Rankings

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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...
American Manufacturing: Back in the Game?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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.S....
Startup manufacturer coming to Paris

Friday, January 26, 2018

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...
Committee for Growth in Polk County

Monday, January 22, 2018

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'...
Success story of Today’s Power, Inc.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Recently, the company Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI), developed a one-megawatt AC solar array that will provide more efficient energy solutions for people in Hooker, Oklahoma....
Benefits of the Solar Array

Monday, July 10, 2017

The One megawatt AC ten K Solar array will give the community solar energy power for all cooperative members. Today’s Power, Inc., reached an agreement...
What’s the value of Equal Employment?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Most of us believe that equal employment has a place in the workforce. Recruiting, selecting, employing and promoting employees in any job without considering color,...
Learn about First Electric Cooperative

Monday, June 12, 2017

The largest cooperative of the seventeen distribution cooperatives in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas network, First Electric Cooperative is a not for profit organization that...
Learn about Craighead Electric Cooperative

Monday, June 05, 2017

Craighead Electric Cooperative provides reliable, affordable electricity to their members by purchasing electricity wholesale from the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Not only does the cooperative care...
Learn about the Clay County Electric Cooperative

Monday, May 29, 2017

Servicing counties in Arkansas and Missouri, the Clay County Electric Cooperative started in 1938. The cooperative was founded because major energy companies in the 1930s...
New Job Opportunities in Arkansas

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Sun Paper Mill will be the first Chinese company in Arkansas to build and open a new plant, which will result in not only...
What is Surge Protection?

Monday, May 08, 2017

Surge and lightning protection can be a life-saving measure to protect your equipment and appliances from the expensive damage that can be caused by lightning...
Success story of the solar array

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Ouachita Electric cooperative in Camden, Arkansas wants to add the 100 kilowatt AC solar array that was made by Today’s Power Inc., to their...
Creating Opportunities for Rural America

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The diversity of Arkansas’s landscape makes the Natural State a truly unique environment. We can be proud of the resources that exist in our state...
Broadband Now Offered From OzarkGo

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ozarks Electric Cooperative recently partnered with OzarkGo for Broadband, or fiber-to-home, options for customers in some locations of Arkansas. Members in Fayetteville West, Farmington, Eddie...
15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to...
Learn about the Carroll Electric Cooperative

Monday, April 03, 2017

As a member of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, the Carroll Electric Cooperative is dedicated to its customers and community. The cooperative stresses the importance of...
Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Monday, March 27, 2017

After the Senator Lyndon Johnson addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Rural Electric Youth Tour was born. The tour shows young people...
Learn about Farmers Electric Cooperative

Monday, March 13, 2017

Member-owned Farmer Electric Cooperative started in 1937 and was formed to improve the quality of life for rural Arkansans. The cooperative is a proud sponsor of...
Co-op Tradition at Top of the Pole

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

It was nearly 40 years ago, but Craighead Electric Cooperative CEO Brian Duncan still remembers the words of “old school lineman” L.A. Carter to young...
Learn about the C&L Electric Cooperative

Monday, February 13, 2017

Founded in 1938, the C&L Electric Cooperative is member-owned and community centered. The C and L stand for Cleveland and Lincoln counties where the cooperative...
Success Story of ERMCO

Monday, January 30, 2017

Did you know that Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) energized a solar project at Electric Research and Manufacturing Cooperative, Inc., (ERMCO)? That’s right – the company...
Learn about the Ashley-Chicot Cooperative

Monday, January 16, 2017

One of the seventeen distribution cooperatives in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas network, the Ashley-Chicot Cooperative started in 1946. It serves Ashley, Chicot and Union...
Today’s Power brings solar energy Arkansas

Monday, January 09, 2017

Dedicated to expanding renewable energy resources, Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) has been and continues to install large scale solar arrays in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas....
Looking for office space in Fayetteville?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Park Centre Office building is a four story structure with views of Lake Fayetteville and Veteran’s Memorial park. Convenient to the business district, there is...
Remington builds a new ammunition facility

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Remington Outdoor Company is investing in Arkansas by expanding their operations in Lonoke and Jacksonville. Arkansas has done a lot to develop renewable energy...
Arkansas is committed to renewable energy

Monday, November 07, 2016

In early 2016, the largest solar farm in the state opened in Camden. Committed to renewable energy, this cooperative venture will generate enough power for...
Where is Helena Harbor?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Along the Mississippi River is Helena Harbor. This convenient harbor has an industrial complex with 4,000 acres of land connected to a 300 foot wide...
Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite. The state’s...
NRECA Continues its Fight for the Little Guy

Friday, September 16, 2016

During the Great Depression, it was the newly formed electric cooperatives that electrified much of the rural U.S. Now, the co-ops want to replicate that...
Helena Harbor gets back on track

Monday, July 18, 2016

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor on March 31, 2015, attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson....
First and Last

Monday, January 18, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Colliers International’s “Global Logistics Report: From First Mile to Last Mile” examines the primary factors expected to drive dramatic changes in global...
Crude Solutions

Monday, January 18, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Thanks to the long-delayed November decision by the U.S. Department of State to reject a permit, the United States will not get...
Eye on the Target

Monday, January 18, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Each year, Site Selection surveys consultants to better understand the perceptions that guide their advice to clients. As in the past, this...
Skating Out of the Dark

Monday, January 18, 2016

By SIte Selection Magazine Enter Canada’s capital city after a winter sunset and you will see its citizens still skating for miles along the frozen Rideau...
The East Emerges

Monday, January 18, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Berlin has become a magnet for entrepreneurs of all types, but especially those exploring smart, solution-driven products or services. On a rainy...
Data to Live By

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine As corporations look at investing in the United States more closely than ever before, their leaders will look at these key economic...
Some States Get It; Some Don’t

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine I won’t make a blanket statement about the current State of the States — we know the economies and business climates of...
Make It less Murky

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine It’s time to take your HR manager to lunch. He or she will soon be a very close ally in your efforts...
Gaining Access

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Site Selection MAgazine The conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by 12 participating countries on 5 October 2015 has been heralded as a...
Revved Up

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine For the third year in a row the Kauffman Foundation has ranked Montana as the No. 1 state for entrepreneurs. The state...
Out of Bounds on Purpose

Monday, January 04, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine The heavy-duty institutions of Greater Chicago appear to be plenty nimble when it comes to supporting life sciences innovation, from the purest...
Infrastructure and Its Role in the U.S. Economy

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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...
Maddox awarded for positive business initiatives

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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....
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In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.