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Since 1915 the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas has built trust within the community and is considered the premier youth service organization in central Arkansas.

This week the Little Rock Regional Chamber is leading a delegation of 39 business leaders, principals, teachers and administrators from all four Pulaski County public school districts to Nashville, Tennessee, to participate in the 2019 Academies of Nashville Study Visit.

The Little Rock Port Authority has secured deals worth $3.7 million to purchase nearly 300 acres, including a 130-acre tract that port officials say would in turn free up nearly 1,000 acres of port property to establish a large site for heavy manufacturing.

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 refurbishments and detailing, to locate operations at the Little Rock airport. AFTERGLOW will lease space in an existing hangar, formerly occupied by Hawker Beechcraft, at the Airport Business Park, which is located to the west of the commercial terminal. Initially, AFTERGLOW will lease 11,871 square feet, and plans to expand to 31,925 square feet with a workforce of approximately 60.

Little Rock celebrated two FinTech announcements in October.

We know — we’re not the first place that comes to mind when you think “big city,” and quite frankly, we’re ok with that.

What we lack in quantity, we exceed in quality.

Looking to enjoy the finer things in life without breaking the bank? You’ve come to the right place – the purchasing power in Little Rock is like no other. From dining to shopping to buying a home, life in Little Rock is one you can afford and enjoy.

We like to consider ourselves pioneers. No, no, not the Oregon Trail kind. The making-major-advancements-in-technology-on-an-international-level kind. Little Rock is home to companies big and small alike known for their innovation in various sectors. Do Stephens Inc., Acxiom or Dillard’s ring a bell? One local program is changing the game when it comes to financial technology: The VC FinTech Accelerator.

Meeting new people. Looking for a job. Making potential business connections. It can be the best or worst part of being a “young professional.” Thankfully, there’s Create Little Rock to make your experience not only bearable, but a little fun too. What is Create Little Rock? Create Little Rock (CLR) is a young professionals organization for the Little Rock area. It aims to at ...

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. To date, the Port has expended approximately $5 million dollars and acquired 615 acres of land. Another 150 acres are currently ...

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 with 250+ new jobs expected.

Two-hundred and seventeen: the average number of sunny days in Little Rock every year. With all that sun, it’s almost an obligation to spend time outside; an extremely pleasant burden to bear, if you ask us. Thankfully, we’ve got more than just a few ways to explore the great outdoors around town.

LumoXchange, a financial technology (FinTech) payments company, announces the launch of the world’s first currency exchange marketplace that lets users pick their exchange rates and send money.

Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a graduate of the VC FinTech Accelerator by FIS, LumoXchange provides exchange rates from its international partner financial institutions in each country and lets users compare rates, review customer ratings and select how their beneficiary will be paid.

Stone Ward, a full-service advertising agency with offices in Little Rock and Chicago, was recently named a 2018 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation winner for its “Love, Little Rock” campaign. Executed on behalf of the Little Rock Regional Chamber and the city of Little Rock, “Love, Little Rock” was recognized in the “Word-of-Mouth (Viral, Buzz, Talk Triggers)” category, honoring tactics that “get key audiences talking or provide an avenue for conversation using different techniques.” The Bronze Anvil awards are presented by the Public Relations Society of America.

Manufacturing Marvels® featuring BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. (BEI PSSC) will air on The Fox Business Network between 8:30pm -8:45 p.m. CST on June 13, 2018 and again between 9:30pm-9:45 p.m. CST on June 14, 2018. Subject to Fox Programming.

The Little Rock Regional Chamber has been named one of 13 Communications Excellence Grand Award winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based association that represents more than 8,000 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, around the world.

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 existing business expansion and retention. For the past year Ben has served as Director, Business Attraction and Expansion for the chamber. Prior to that, Ben spent five years as a Senior Project Manager in Business Development for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). His duties included managing corporate client new location and expansion site needs in Arkansas while also providing site selection and incentive negotiations with site location consultants across the world.

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 partnership with the Little Rock Regional Chamber and the City of Little Rock. The report was released at a press conference held at the Southwest Little Rock Community Center featuring Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber President Jay Chesshir, among others. 

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