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Daily Digest: November 14, 2019


Bryan Malinowski Named Clinton National Executive Director

Bryan K. Malinowski has been named the permanent executive director for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission announced that Malinowski would serve as the executive director on Nov. 12.

Malinowski has served as the airport’s interim director since June 2019, following the resignation of former executive director Ronald F. Mathieu. In May 2019, Mathieu resigned to assume the role of president and CEO at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Read the full story here.


Superior Group of Companies Investing $10 Million in Eudora Facility

Superior Group of Companies will be investing $10 million to expand its distribution center in Eudora. The expansion is expected to add 125 new jobs over the course of the next five years.

The Florida-Based company is expected to upgrade the southeastern Arkansas facility – one of two distribution centers that it operates. The other distribution center is located in Sparks, Nev. Read the full story here.

Using tax increment financing for urban renewal.



Showcasing Arkansas: Alisha Curtis Promotes State’s Business Opportunities

Alisha Curtis is in the business of telling stories, specifically that of the opportunities that await entrepreneurs and existing businesses alike in the state of Arkansas. Curtis was named Chief Communications and Legislative Director for the Arkansas Department of Commerce in July.

“We want to showcase Arkansas,” she says. “We know that once people visit Arkansas, they have a much better chance of doing business here because of our incredible natural beauty and everything that we have to offer.”  Read the full story here.

Michael Bloomberg files for presidential primary ballot in Arkansas.



A Dispensed Dilemma

To survive in a constantly evolving economy, businesses must be mindful of trends and flexible enough to accommodate them. Of all the issues affecting local industries, two loom above the rest.

First, the legalization of medical marijuana and its potential consequences for company drug protocols. Second, the employee recruitment and retention crisis being experienced by many Arkansas industries, chiefly manufacturing and agriculture. Read the full story here.

UAMS names new members to cancer institute advisory board.


Op-Ed: Yurachek Will Make The Right Hire for Arkansas

As I settled into a booth at Hughey’s in Memphis on Saturday afternoon and looked at the TV, Western Kentucky was already throttling Arkansas in the first half. I knew what was coming next. By halftime, people were calling and texting asking about Chad Morris’ future.

I monitored the situation from afar as I enjoyed a weekend with my family in Memphis on Saturday and the Chiefs/Titans game Sunday. Read the full story here.

Yurachek: “I Know I’ve Got to Get This Right”


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