Brent Birch, the newly hired director of the Tech Park, will start work July 7. He'll work out of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce until the ARK Challenge wraps up at the end of the year when he'll move into the temporary space the tech park is subleasing on the first floor of the Block 2 Lofts building on Markham.
The realtor looking at possible sites downtown on Main Street where the Little Rock Technology Park might build or lease says two of the four clusters in the "technology corridor" have insufficient properties available to accommodate the park.
Jeff Yates, the "investigator/negotiator" hired in January by the Little Rock Technology Park Authority, told the authority board today that he sees "a lot of opportunity" in the "technology corridor" along Main Street where the board is looking for property for the park.
The Little Rock Technology Park Authority meets at 4 p.m. today at UAMS amid growing signs that a decision will be made on a location to begin developing the endeavor, should anybody ever figure out exadtly what is going to be.
If you missed it, go back and check Leslie Peacock's development-laded report Friday on building momentum for selection of downtown as the place to invest the city's $22 million in the Little Rock Technology Park, whatever it is going to be.
The board of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority is meeting today. One item is a deadline for site selection for the train wreck of a $22 million city taxpayer-funded venture that doesn't yet know what it will be, where it will be or where any of the rest of the necessary money will come from.
UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson today unveiled a new proposal for a place to put the Little Rock Technology Park, using 20 acres of UALR property generally to the south of the Stephens Center between existing campus development and Fair Park Boulevard.