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Daily Digest: February 14, 2020


Pope County Casino Estimates $3 Billion Economic Impact Over 10 Years

A proposed Pope County casino is estimating that it will have a $3 billion impact in Arkansas during its first 10 years of operation.

According to Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), a new study conducted by consulting firm Economic Impact Group (EIG) has shown that the Legends Resort & Casino will have an immediate and substantial impact on the local economy in Pope County and the broader region.

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Wild River Country Facing Auction Due to Unpaid Taxes

A popular central Arkansas water park is going under the gavel due to unpaid taxes.

Wild River Country, located in North Little Rock, is set to be sold at auction on April 14 by the Arkansas State Land Commissioner’s office due to unpaid taxes. In total, the park has reportedly failed to pay $282,000 in taxes, according to a KATV report.

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McNamara named vice chairman of Tyson board of directors.
Origin Program to serve as starting point for entrepreneurs.



New Executive Director Appointed for Arkansas Waterways Commission

A new executive director has been named for the Arkansas Waterways Commission. The commission board has appointed Cassandra Caldwell to take the reins of the organization.

As executive director, Caldwell will head up the state’s agency for overseeing and promoting waterborne transportation and economic development for the ports of the Arkansas, Mississippi, Ouachita, Red and White rivers.

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Pine Bluff: Return to glory.
Tide is Turning: Black mayors popping up across Arkansas.


Arkansas Urology Opens New Northwest Arkansas Facility

Arkansas Urology is continuing its expansion in Northwest Arkansas.

The Little Rock-based health system has opened a new facility in Fayetteville. Located at 2630 E. Citizen Drive, the new facility aims to provide access to urological techniques and procedures to Northwest Arkansas residents.

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Arkansas Urology names new chief clinical service officer. 
Blue & You Foundation gives grant for health care training equipment.



A-State’s Campus Queretaro Undergoing Leadership Change

Arkansas State University’s Campus Queretaro will be undergoing a shift in leadership following the retirement of the campus’ vice rector.

In December 2019, Dr. David Ray retired as Campus Queretaro’s vice rector. He had joined the campus in September 2019.

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U of A naming accounting department after William T. Dillard.
Mellow Van Horn has made Hogs baseball elite.
OBU signs affiliation agreement with ACHE.


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