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Monday, June 16, 2008

Major announcement set in Conway

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 2:58 PM

I knew I shouldn't have sat on this.

Others are now reporting what a Conway insider told me Friday. A major economic development announcement is scheduled for the Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA Thursday morning. According to various anonymous sources, Beebe will announce 1,200 jobs for Conway from tech giant Hewlett-Packard.

Arkansas Business identifies an office park as the site of the facility and says the jobs will be good ones, not call-center type. Beebe will open the corporate welfare kitty, naturally. The news is welcome given uncertainty about the future at Alltel and Acxiom.

Side note: With Beebe in charge, and expected to have his administration take credit for the deal, I wouldn't look for Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway to be given a prominent role in the ceremony. Beebe is working in behalf of Baker's opponent, Joe White of Conway.

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