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Michael Tilley is the president and managing editor of The City Wire, a content partner with Talk Business & Politics. He can be reached by email at

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Arkansas Economic Developers Focus On Wal-Mart Manufacturing Summit

More economic development officials from around Arkansas are expected to attend the third year of the high-profile Walmart “Manufacturing Summit” now that it is being held in Bentonville.

Record Start For Tourism In 2015

Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism tax during the first four months of 2015 totaled $4.247 million, up 7.25% compared to the same period in 2014. So far in 2015, tourism is on a record-breaking pace.

Businesses Face Benefit, HR Policy Changes After Same Sex Marriage Ruling

John Woodham works for a company that provides benefit and human resources services to more than 300 companies in 38  Continue Reading »

Shipping Industry Reports Show Slower Economic Start In 2015

May and April reports on the closely watched U.S. shipping industry suggest that the national economy may be struggling to maintain the pace that began in 2014.

Devon Ramsey Says Public Schools Should Do More To Push Skilled Trades

Devon Ramsey, 19, has a great job. He’s just barely one year out of high school, making well over $75,000 a year, has a new truck, no student loan debt and is investigating retirement plans. But he’s frustrated by an education system he says needs more emphasis on skilled trades.

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