Talk Business & Politics has launched a new microsite aimed at providing more news in the banking, finance and investment sectors. The industry microsite is sponsored by Stephens Inc.
Features of the new Finance • Banking • Investments page include recent stories and news briefs focused on the world of banking, finance, investments, real estate and insurance, as well as Q&A’s with industry leaders and officials and video interviews with economists and other experts.
The microsite has a lengthy resource list in one centralized area that consolidates a host of federal, regional and state agencies, trade associations and data resources. Additionally, the Finance microsite provides updated market data for major stock indices as well as publicly-traded banks headquartered and with a large presence in Arkansas.
“We’re proud to add this specialty news site to our portfolio of existing microsites,” said Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics Editor-in-Chief. “The financial sector and all of its subsidiaries are the biggest drivers of all economic news and with this new site we will grow to provide the most robust coverage in this field.”
The Finance microsite is the latest to be launched by Talk Business & Politics and is now one of six microsites providing focused coverage on important economic sectors. Following is a summary of the other five microsites.
The Energy • Economic Development microsite provides one-stop shopping for stories about Arkansas’ natural gas sector, electric production, fuel and energy transmission, the finances of Murphy USA and Murphy Oil – just to name a few story examples. It also is where the monthly Arkansas Energy Report is posted. The microsite is sponsored by Entergy Arkansas.
The Healthcare microsite is one of the best places to keep up with Arkansas’ dynamic healthcare sector. The site, which includes a Twitter feed of healthcare news from around the nation, is frequently updated with a wide range of regional, state, national and global healthcare related stories. The microsite is sponsored by the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.
While Arkansas’ manufacturing sector is not as strong as it was 10 years ago, the sector still has an impact on the state economy. The Manufacturing microsite is a convenient place to keep tabs on local workforce development, global trade policies, state tax rules, reshoring, and other manufacturing related issues. The microsite is sponsored by Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions.
The Startup • Technology • Entrepreneurship microsite is a landing page for our coverage of the many programs and organizations in Arkansas focused on creating new technology jobs, venture capital and other related early-cycle business issues. The microsite is sponsored by First Security Bank.
The Tourism • Heritage • Hospitality • Travel microsite is frequently updated with stories that range from the health of the state’s tourism industry, to global business travel trends. The microsite also includes the latest Tweets about Arkansas tourism. The microsite is sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and the Arkansas Department of Heritage.