Magazine: Talk Business Arkansas January/February

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The latest edition of Talk Business Arkansas is out and it includes a stellar line-up of stories, analysis and commentary. You can access the online copy here.

Four new Arkansas leaders will be inducted in the state’s business hall of fame in early February. Sponsored by the UA Walton College of Business, the annual hall of fame event will induct James Faulkner, Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty, the late Stanley Reed, and Mark Simmons.

We also provide our 2013 year-in-review, which recaps the biggest business and political stories of last year. Our 2014 legislative preview will provide you insight into next month’s fiscal session. Seven CEOs offer their insight on what they expect to see in 2014 from backgrounds as diverse as trucking, telecommunications and timber to marketing, manufacturing and energy.

Talk Business has selected Rod Ford’s nGage Labs as our 2014 “One To Watch” award winner. This company is one that has potential to reshape the business landscape in Arkansas and across the globe. There’s little doubt that, if successful, nGage Labs could redefine how consumers shop for decades.

On the commentary side, economist Kathy Deck looks at Arkansas’ vanishing workforce; Mike Stafford reviews our Business Leaders Confidence Survey results; and two Republican legislators – Sen. Jonathan Dismang and Rep. Joe Farrer – take opposing sides in the “private option” debate.

Plus, you’ll find additional stories on entrepreneurship, livestock and poultry, local breweries, political communications, and water preservation research. Access the online version of the latest Talk Business Arkansas magazine here.