AEDC receives Esri ‘Special Achievement in GIS’ Award for job creation map

 July 13, 2018

The interactive Arkansas Job Creation Map developed by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG)...

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​Big River Steel expanding Arkansas Flex Mill™

 June 29, 2018

Big River Steel is expanding its LEED-certified, Arkansas-based scrap recycling and steel production facility. The expansion will double Big River Ste...

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Governor Hutchinson, IBM host Blockchain Technology Summit

 June 27, 2018

In partnership with IBM, Governor Hutchinson has created Blockchain for Arkansas, or BC4AR, to coordinate and align safety and distribution efforts am...

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Midwest Automation Custom Fabrication chooses Fort Smith for facility

 June 20, 2018

As a result of a recent merger, Midwest Automation Custom Fabrication Inc., today announced it has chosen Fort Smith as its new manufacturing headquar...

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Simmons hosts groundbreaking on new Benton County facility

 June 20, 2018

Building on its strong foundation in the region, Simmons Prepared Foods officially dedicated its new chicken processing facility in Benton County.

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AEDC receives $65,000 from Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation

 June 19, 2018

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced today it has received $65,000 for its Division of Rural Services Unpaved Roads Grant Program. T...

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AEDC launches redesigned, mobile-friendly website

 June 07, 2018

The design of the new site is based on feedback from site selection consultants, business executives and economic developers and is responsive to all ...

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson named 2018 Rural Advocate of the Year

 May 24, 2018

The honor was presented by Mike Preston on behalf of the agency’s Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission at their an...

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AEDC Rural Development awards 54 grants totaling $735,516

 May 24, 2018

The grants fall into one of three programs: the Rural Community Grant Program, the County Fair Building Grant Program, and the Arkansas Unpaved Roads ...

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Calstrip announces $15 million capital investment in Arkansas, creating 45 new jobs

 May 16, 2018

Calstrip Industries Inc. announced plans to build a new processing facility on the campus of Nucor Steel Arkansas, near Blytheville in Mississippi Cou...

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Governor, AEDC announce $377,812 military grant for cyber training at Jacksonville High School

 May 14, 2018

The most significant portion of the money will be used to buy, install and certify hardware, and build a cyber-range. The grant will also satisfy matc...

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Gränges to expand Newport operations

 May 03, 2018

The expansion will have a great impact on the city of Newport and surrounding area.

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AEDC to host two free workshops May 16 for minority and women-owned businesses

 May 02, 2018

Workshop attendees will learn about program eligibility and receive assistance with the application process for certification.

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Governor Hutchinson names 85 Opportunity Zones

 April 23, 2018

Opportunity Zones provide tax incentives for private investment in low-income communities nationwide.

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Governor, AEDC announce first Military Affairs Grant award

 April 09, 2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today a $70,000 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the City of White Hall to conduct a Joint Land Use Study wit...

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