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Little Rock Regional Chamber’s Kristi Barr Named 2019 Outstanding Economic Developer

LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 26, 2019) – During the awards luncheon at their 2019 Annual Conference in Fort Smith, the Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) recognized Kristi Barr as the Outstanding Economic Developer for 2019. Kri ...

The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber Team Up for Spark!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. August 13, 2019 – The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber today announced Spark!, a pre-accelerator program offering free office space in The Venture Center. Spark! is taking applications from central Arkansas small busi ...

Priority1 Inc. Announces New Little Rock Corporate Positions

LITTLE ROCK, AR (July 9, 2019) – Priority1 Inc., a Little Rock, Arkansas, based company offering third-party logistics services including truckload, less-than-truckload and warehousing solutions, announced today it will hire at least 50 new corporate ...

Metro Little Rock Alliance Launches New Website

LITTLE ROCK, AR (July 1, 2019)The Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) has launched a new brand and website to market the 12-county region to corporate executives, site selection consultants and potential new residents as a prime location to do business and live in Central Arkansas.

CZ-USA Chooses Little Rock for Headquarters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 23, 2019) – CZ-USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of Czech firearms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), announced today plans to locate their North American Headquarters and build a new manufacturing facility on ...

Chamber to Partner with SCORE

Little Rock, Ark. (April 24, 2019) – The Little Rock Regional Chamber announced a new partnership with the local SCORE chapter of Little Rock.  Little Rock SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration that provides free and confid ...

AEDC Designates Little Rock as its Newest 'Competitive Community'

Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and local officials today announced Little Rock has completed the Competitive Communities Initiative (CCI) evaluation that aims to ensure the city’s preparedness to successfully compete for jobs and inv ...

AFTERGLOW Aircraft Solutions to expand in Little Rock

The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, the governing body of Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, has approved business terms that will allow AFTERGLOW Aircraft Solutions, an Arkansas-based company offering aircraft interior and paint re ...

Two FinTech Announcements Celebrated in October

Little Rock celebrated two FinTech announcements in October. On October 25, Gas Pos, a new technology platform for the fuel business, announced that it has relocated its headquarters to North Little Rock from Birmingham, Alabama. As part of the relocation ...

Chamber Announces Ben France as New Vice President of Economic Development

The Little Rock Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Ben France has been named Vice President of Economic Development. In this capacity Ben will lead all economic development work for the chamber including new business recruitment as well as ...

Foreign-Born Residents Contributed $2 Billion to Little Rock GDP in 2016

Immigrants in the Little Rock metro area contributed $2 billion to the region’s GDP, and paid $157.8 million in federal taxes and $83.8 million in state and local taxes, according to a new research brief released by New American Economy (NAE) in part ...

Little Rock Port Adds 600 Acres Since 2016

In 2011, the citizens of Little Rock overwhelmingly passed a sales tax initiative for the community. As a part of the initiative, the Little Rock Port Authority received $10 million dollars to purchase land for industrial development and job creation ...

Caterpillar Expands with 250 New Jobs

Arkansas Governor, Little Rock Regional and North Little Rock Chambers of Commerce join Caterpillar to detail investment in North Little Rock facility  Job fair planned; 250+ new jobs expected North Little Rock, Arkansas -- Arkansas Governor Asa H ...

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