Opinion

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: A Veterans Day remembrance

Editor’s note: This essay about my grandfather, Raymond Evans, was first published November 2002. Raymond Evans died Dec. 6, 2008. It is published each Veterans Day because there is no…

by Stacey Mason -

Skills for the future

In a previous column I wrote that planning for the future is not a precise science. There will always be, inevitability, trouble predicting the unknown. With that in mind, I…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: All thanked up, again

Editor’s note: This essay was first posted in November 2012. Few things have changed. ––––––––––––––––––– In this month containing the Thanksgiving holiday, folks on Facebook have taken to listing something…

by Mike Preston -

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…

by Robert Coon -

Rethinking the Jones Act

Just over a month ago, Hurricane Maria ravaged the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with 150 mile-per hour winds. The storm was so intense it…

by Barbara Taylor -

Tell it like it is

A while back I read an article about an entrepreneur on the horns of a dilemma. She was facing a big decision at her successful, venture-backed startup. If I could…

by Boyd Evert -

The squeeze continues for retail suppliers

There is a growing area of vulnerability in suppliers’ relationship with retailers. For each item, retailers must decide the price they will charge consumers to buy it. But, with increasing…

by Kent Middleton -

Is print a smart investment?

We’ve all heard it. Newspapers are dying, magazines are on their way out and digital media is king. There’s no denying the internet has significantly, and permanently, changed the landscape…