LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 18, 2019) - Following a competitive search, Express Rx, a pharmaceutical retailer with stores across the southeastern U.S., has decided to locate its new headquarters in Little Rock. To keep pace with its national expansion, the company expects to create 24 new high-paying jobs. “At Express Rx, we are focused on providing the highest quality health ...
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HMS Mfg. Co. Chooses Little Rock for New Facility
Little Rock, AR (October 30, 2019) - HMS Mfg. Co. announced plans today to open a new 550,000 sq. ft. injection molding facility in the Port of Little Rock. HMS Mfg. Co. expects to create around 90 new jobs within the next two years. HMS Mfg. Co.’s strategic expansion in Little Rock will integrate cutting-edge manufacturing practices that align with corporate growth plans.
The Venture Center, Little Rock Regional Chamber and Local Businesses Kickoff Inaugural Spark! Pre-Accelerator
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. September 18, 2019 – The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber today announced the inaugural Spark! Cohort at a kickoff ceremony held at The Venture Center. Spark! is a pre-accelerator program offering free office space in The Venture Center, while providing mentorship and training to launch the cohort’s businesses to the next level of growth.
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. Kristi is the director of workforce development & education for the Little Rock Regional Chamber and has been with the organizati ...
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 businesses until September 4, 2019. Spark! will select up to eight local startups to claim offices in The Venture Center for the dura ...
Live/Work Spaces: Why Mixed-Use Development is Making a Big Comeback
Mixed-use development has reemerged as a hot trend in urban planning. One location where you can live, work and play is enjoying a major revival. But this trend used to be the norm. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution that industry and trade were separated from homes as advances in mechanical and agricultural technologies brought challenging environmental conditions and required special access and ample spaces to accommodate large and noisy machinery. To address these issues, cities around the world began to separate residential and commercial development through zoning.
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 headquarters employees as a result of their continued national growth. Priority1, with corporate headquarter offices in the River ...
Metro Little Rock Alliance Launches New Website
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.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks 5 Arkansas Children’s Hospital Specialties Among its 2019-20 List of Best Children’s Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children’s Hospital in five specialties in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.
Chamber to Partner with SCORE
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 confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business. The chamber will host office hours for SCORE mentors to meet with small businesses and potential small businesses. SCORE mentors are seasoned and successful business owners who volunteer their time to guide other businesses.
CZ-USA Chooses Little Rock for Headquarters
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 approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock. CZ-USA plans to implement a two-phase approach with an investment of up to $90 million and create some 565 jobs over a six-year period. CZ products are considered some of the highest-quality firearms in defense, competition and sport shooting around the world.
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 investments.
Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas: Enabling Our Region's Youth to Reach Their Full Potential
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.
Next Generation Learning Update: 2019 Academies of Nashville Study Visit
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.
Port of Little Rock Secures 130-Acre Tract
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.
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 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.