Magazine: Talk Business Arkansas September/October

by Roby Brock (roby@talkbusiness.net) 6 views 

Our latest Talk Business Arkansas magazine is out and available for consumption.

On the cover: Andrew Clyde, new CEO of Murphy USA. How did this El Dorado native make it to the top of the spin-off company that is now Arkansas’ newest public firm? We also visit with Roger Jenkins, the new CEO of Murphy Oil Corp. He’s the first deepwater drilling expert to lead the El Dorado-based pure-play exploration company.

Plus, the business of big-time college sports. Writer Rex Nelson examines how significantly the college sports scene has advanced as a business in the last two decades and where it’s going next. Nelson talks to the athletic directors of the state’s four Division I universities for their thoughts on the future of these college enterprises.

Rewriting the tax code. How would 4 business leaders in Arkansas overhaul the state’s tax system? We asked them, they shared their thoughts. Randy Zook, Greg Kaza, Rich Huddleston and Sam Sicard all weigh in on changes they would make to move Arkansas’ tax code in a better direction, according to their opinions.

We’ll take you on the campaign trail with Sen. Mark Pryor (D) and Cong. Tom Cotton (R) as they ready for their historic, heavyweight battle in 2014. Our business roundtable with Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach, Aristotle Inc.’s Elizabeth Bowles, and the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Mike Malone offer their views on the state of the state’s economy.

Health care is front-and-center as the state and nation ready for massive changes to the insurance markets. We’ll take a look at how businesses are adapting in the tough economic environment. And, we’ll introduce you to seven women who helped shape Arkansas’ health care debate.

Arkansas State University System President Dr. Chuck Welch challenges lawmakers to make a bigger investment in higher ed. State political leaders Rep. Greg Leding (D) and Sen. Johnny Key (R) debate same-sex marriage and its role in economic development policy.

Plus, stories on politics, technology, tourism, architecture, entrepreneurship, banking, retail and more.

Click on this link to access the digital version of the magazine.

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