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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 17:09:00

Little Rock Tech Park director to begin work in July

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.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 09:41:00

Tech board votes to hire Brent Birch

Arkansas Business Publishing Group web designer Brent Birch has been offered the job of park director by the Little Rock Technology Park Authority.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 21:22:00

Six finalists for tech park director's job

The board of directors for Little Rock's future technology park chose six applicants for the park director's job from the 15 submitted 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 20:00:00

Tech Park site investigator narrows search

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.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:37:00

Flake says he didn't vote on Tech Park accelerator lease

Landlord of property to be leased by board is represented by board member's real estate firm.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 18:41:00

Tech park consultant: Getting close to site negotiations

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.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 16:49:00

Tech park looking at Block 2 space

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority board will also go into executive session at its regular meeting tomorrow to consider eight applicants for the Tech Park director's job.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 17:08:00

Warwick Sabin to run Central Arkansas ARK Challenge

Business accelerator will initiate Little Rock "bootcamp" in August or September.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:26:00

Tech park board hires realtor for downtown study

ARK Commercial to be "investigator/negotiator" on downtown properties.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 19:43:00

Tech Park board consensus: Time to get a move on

The Tech Park board wants to speed things up, hire someone to do day-to-day operations — but doesn't yet know where the money will come from.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 15:27:00

Three real estate companies seek Tech Park job

Three real estate companies seek to work with Little Rock Technology Park Authority on site selection downtown.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 16:30:17

UPDATE 2: Downtown favored for Little Rock Technology 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.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 08:12:00

Is a Little Rock Tech Park downtown choice in the works?

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.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 07:45:00

Tech Park travails: Champions and obstacles for a downtown site

If you listen to our podcast you heard me say yesterday that I'm not sure the best option for the Little Rock Technology Park misadventure isn't pulling the plug.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 16:52:00

UALR's Joel Anderson suggests Tech Park Board visit Fayetteville: UPDATE

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.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:54:15

UALR offers fresh proposal for Technology Park: UPDATE

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.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 08:33:00

UALR willing to occupy Tech Park, chancellor says

Leslie Newell Peacock reports on an interview with UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson on a potential use of the facility to be built by the city-financed Little Rock Technology Park Authority:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:26:29

New member on Tech Board

Kevin Zaffaroni is the University of Arkansas for Medical Science's representative.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 16:25:00

Yelp's Luther Lowe, the sort of person the tech park would want to attract, talks tech park

Luther Lowe, director of business outreach and public policy at Yelp, talks about his job, his take on Arkansas' tech future and the Little Rock Technology Park.

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