The latest magazine edition of Talk Business Arkansas is out and we have a solid round-up of news, interviews, and analysis for our readers.

Our cover story focuses on Acxiom CEO Scott Howe. He is pushing for privacy, protection and a paradigm shift in the world of “Big Data” and Acxiom’s traditional business model. What is driving Howe’s decisions and what might it mean for the company’s Little Rock and Conway operations?

We focus on banking in Arkansas, including mergers and acquisitions, community bank struggles, regulation strangulation, and the commercial lending environment. A dozen bankers from across Arkansas offer their thoughts on the state of the banking environment.

With the political primary season upon us, what might happen in this year’s May 20 elections? Our political analysts weigh in. We also feature guest commentaries on raising the minimum wage and the pros and cons of medical marijuana.

There are also great stories on the aerospace industry, new start-up companies and entrepreneurs, trucking, manufacturing, and investor relations. Pick up advice on selling your business, the state of the economy, and CEO decision-making.

Rex Nelson takes us on a tour of Subiaco Academy; EZ Mart CEO Sonja Yates Hubbard offers her best business advice; Mack McLarty shares his thoughts on the nation’s energy policy; and check out our special feature on the thriving community of Jonesboro.

Click here to access the online edition of Talk Business Arkansas.  If you want to receive a complimentary copy of the magazine, email publisher and executive editor Roby Brock at roby@talkbusiness.net.

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