Economic news -- UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Monday, June 11, 2007

Economic news -- UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Gov. Mike Beebe's office announces that he and Dassault Falcon officials will make an announcement Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. "regarding the company’s future in Little Rock.  Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Little Rock city officials will also be on hand."

Presumably, you wouldn't bring in the AEDC to announce a loss of jobs. Perhaps we're about to see the first unlimbering of the $200 million corporate incentives pool created in 2004. Or perhaps Dassault is so happy with Little Rock already that it's just doing a major expansion here on its own, without any taxpayer assistance.

Officials have been touting some coming major economic announcements in recent days. And AEDC people have been talking about the size of the existing aircraft modification market in Arkansas. If I heard it right on the radio, it's the biggest private economic component in the state after agriculture. When a shell plane gets outfitted here, it takes the value way up.

UPDATE: Talk Business reports the announcement will be a $30 million expansion that should bring 200 more jobs.


Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Headlines and an open line

    Here's the daily roundup of news and views, plus an open line. (Sorry about yesterday, Blog regulars.)
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • Another indictment in Preferred Family Healthcare scandal

    A former billing director for Preferred Family Healthcare has been charged with Medicaid fraud in Independence County.
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • Casino group adds signatures

    The group seeking to expand casino gambling in Arkansas reports it has gathered many more signatures on the proposal — if certified enough to qualify for the ballot.
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Little Rock housing study finds linkage between respiratory-related hospital stays and property code violations

    People hospitalized for a respiratory-related illness at UAMS were twice as likely to rent a property that at some point has been issued a mold-related violation notice from Little Rock's Code Enforcement Division when compared to a control population adjusted for demographic differences.
    • May 2, 2018
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Viewed

  • Leslie Rutledge mounts the Trump defense

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is adopting the Donald Trump strategy on news of her lackluster history as a DHS lawyer: unleash a Tweetstorm and call it "fake news" This is another way to say "facts unflattering to the candidate." She protests too much.
  • UPDATE: Circuit judge rules that DHS must release Leslie Rutledge's personnel records

    Word just in that Circuit Judge Tim Fox has ordered from the bench that the state's Department of Human Services must release the personnel files on Leslie Rutledge that have previously been hidden from public view.
  • Dogpatch deal appears to be unraveling

    The Harrison Daily Times reports that an eviction suit has been filed against a company that had leased property above the old Dogpatch USA theme park. It alleges Heritage USA Ozarks Resort and the company owner David Hare haven't paid the rent.
  • Another indictment in Preferred Family Healthcare scandal

    A former billing director for Preferred Family Healthcare has been charged with Medicaid fraud in Independence County.
  • UA professor wins $3.4 million grant

    A University of Arkansas professor and his team will develop a device to link solar power arrays to the national power grid thanks to a $3.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation