Author: Mike Preston

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A look back and into the future

In 2018, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) completed 216 business recruitment, retention and expansion projects. That translates to more than 4,300 new jobs, with a capital investment of $1.6…

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Developing the workforce of the future

Your team at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission travels tens of thousands of miles every year in search of opportunities to help create good-paying jobs for our fellow Arkansans here…

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Fidel Castro is dead. What’s next?

Editor’s note: Mike Preston is executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. Opinions, commentary and other essays posted in this space are wholly the view of the author(s). –––––––––––––––––––…