February 14, 2023
Talk Business & Politics: Leaders explain how steel industry is transforming Mississippi County
U.S. Steel has existed for more than 120 years, and one reason is that the company has embraced technological advancement, Big River Steel (BRS) Chief Commercial Officer Dan Brown told members of the Rotary Club of Little Rock.
February 8, 2023
Talk Business & Politics: VR simulation program aids in Arkansas Northeastern College workforce training
Training for some vocations has been a time and opportunity obstacle for many community colleges for years. But a new virtual reality program at Arkansas Northeastern College could render problems like this moot.
December 19, 2022
Arkansas Business' Top 10 Stories of 2022: Magnetic Quality of Steel (#3)
“The steel-fueled economic development party in Mississippi County" continued with the help of a $3-billion project from U.S. Steel and two new plants from Zekelman Industries, landing both our clients on Arkansas Business' list of top stories for 2022.
August 23, 2022
Electrek: Canoo LDVs take flight for Walmart InHome advanced deliveries
Not even two weeks after finalizing the deal with Walmart, Canoo’s LDVs are hitting the streets for testing. Canoo’s EV vans were sent out for their first deliveries in Dallas in a 7-days-a-week program.
July 18, 2022
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Pulaski County government's solar power projects on target to provide 90% of its electricity needs
Twin concerns over rising costs and climate change have prompted some county officials in Arkansas to begin moving power needs to renewable energy sources, with solar power one of the primary alternate sources to keep the lights on.
May 29, 2022
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Wood pellets made in state draw queries
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a global impact on business, and changes in the fuels used to generate electricity in Europe brought on by the war might open up opportunities for a wood pellet producer in Pine Bluff.
April 13, 2022
NASA: Artemis Astronauts Will Ride in Style in New Crew Transportation Vehicles
When astronauts leave their crew quarters at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for their lunar mission, NASA’s Artemis II crew will ride in a new set of wheels: A fleet of shiny crew transportation vehicles provided by Canoo Technologies Inc., will take them to Launch Pad 39B for their historic ride aboard the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.
March 4, 2022
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: McDonald's in Arkansas to hire 564 workers
McDonald's restaurants in Arkansas are looking to hire more than 500 employees next week. According to a news release, the fast-food chain plans to hire 564 workers as part of hiring activities across central and south Arkansas.
February 8, 2022
Governor, U.S. Steel executives break ground on $3 billion steel mill in Osceola
U.S. Steel execs and Arkansas officials broke ground on the largest economic development project in Arkansas history, a $3 billion steel mill at Osceola. U.S. Steel President and CEO Dave Burritt said it will be “the most technologically advanced mini-mill on the planet” when completed in 2024.
March 24, 2021
New AEDC initiative partners with colleges to promote desired industry skills
The Arkansas Department of Commerce today launched a new initiative to designate high-achieving state college workforce training programs that meet specific regional workforce needs in high-demand fields as “Centers of Excellence.”
November 18, 2020
Big River Steel Doubles Capacity
Big River Steel successfully started up the second phase of its Arkansas-based scrap metal recycling and flat-rolled steel production facility. The Phase Two expansion budgeted at $716 million will double Big River Steel's production capacity to 3.3 million tons annually.
August 12, 2020
Arkansas Blue Cross Carries on Through Pandemic
For Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which has called Gaines Street its corporate home for more than 60 years, the pandemic has meant business as usual even if virtually all of the company’s employees are working from home these days.