Arkansas Inc. Podcast
By Arkansas EDC
Arkansas Inc. PodcastNov 27, 2023
Westrock Coffee CEO and Co-Founder Scott Ford
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Scott Ford discusses his career as an executive, co-founding and running Westrock Coffee Company, and his reasons for continuing to do business in Arkansas.
RelateCare COO Eibhlín Payne
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, RelateCare COO Eibhlín Payne discusses her company and its impact on the healthcare system and why RelateCare decided to expand in Arkansas.
AcreTrader CEO Carter Malloy
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AcreTrader CEO Carter Malloy discusses founding and running a tech company in Arkansas.
2023 Economic Development Roundtable
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, three economic developers from around Arkansas discuss economic development in The Natural State, their backgrounds, their communities, and the advantages of living and doing business in Arkansas.
Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Hugh McDonald
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Secretary of Commerce Hugh McDonald discusses the advantages of doing business in Arkansas, his background as a Fortune 500 executive, the strategic priorities of the Commerce Department, and more.
Kristin Mann, Film Producer
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Kristin Mann discusses film production in Arkansas, recent movie productions in the state, and the advantages of filming in The Natural State.
Arkansas Inc. Podcast - Greatest Hits of 2022
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, we look back on some of the best moments from 2022. AEDC Marketing Director Clark Cogbill narrates some of the most memorable moments from the podcast, including comments from Arkansas executives, local economic development professionals, and AEDC staff members.
AEDC Year in Review: 2022
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal and project managers Jarod Wickliffe, Olivia Womack, and Jack Pillow discuss economic development wins and trends in Arkansas during 2022.
Outdoor Recreation in Arkansas - Katherine Andrews
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Katherine Andrews of the Office of Outdoor Recreation discusses the many outdoor resources that Arkansas has to offer and the economic impact that outdoor recreation has on the state.
Dr. Chris Larsen, Arkana Labs Executive Director
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Arkana Labs executive director Dr. Chris Larsen discusses Arkana Labs, the largest renal pathology lab in North America, and its operations; the company’s recent expansion in Little Rock; and recruitment and training of a talented workforce.
Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Delta Regional Authority federal co-chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins discusses the DRA’s mission to revitalize its regional footprint, economic development in Arkansas, and the Delta Leadership Institute program.
Aimee Fisk - Walmart Open Call
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Marketing Director talks with Aimee Fisk, director of Walmart's U.S. Manufacturing and Sourcing division. Aimee Fisk talks about Walmart's ninth annual Open Call event, Walmart's commitment to U.S. manufacturing, and more.
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, former Big River Steel CEO David Stickler discusses his background as a steel executive, the steel industry in Arkansas, and the recent U.S. Steel announcement in Osceola.
Economic Development Week
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, three economic developers from around Arkansas discuss economic development, significant projects in their communities, and the opportunities that their communities provide for businesses. The guests for this Economic Development Week episode include Allison Thompson, President and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, AR; Buck Layne, President and CEO of the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Crystal Johnson, CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas discusses trade, foreign direct investment, and tourism opportunities in Arkansas.
First Orion Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, First Orion Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan discusses the technology industry in Arkansas, his history as a tech pioneer in Arkansas, workforce development for tech companies, and building a pipeline of tech workers for the future.
Marketing Arkansas Around the World
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC International Business Development Manager Ben Walters, Asia Office Director Neal Jansen, and Europe Office Director Dr. Cornelius Schnitzler discuss international economic development and marketing Arkansas to executives around the world.
Arkansas Inc. Podcast: 2021 in Review
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal talks with AEDC Business Development Director Bentley Story and AEDC Senior Project Manager Jack Thomas about economic development in Arkansas in 2021, including memorable projects, trends, and more.
UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, AEDC Deputy Director Clint O'Neal talks with University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson about economic development, healthcare, and talent recruitment in the Natural State.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, Arkansas Secretary of Commerce and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston talks with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson about economic development in the Natural State.
Growing Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Arkansas
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Director of Marketing, Clark Cogbill, sits down with Katherine Andrews, director of AEDC’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division, and Dr. Jeff Standridge, the managing partner of The Conductor. The guests discuss the newly established Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division and the state of small business in Arkansas.
Supporting Minority and Women-Owned Businesses in Arkansas
Our guests are Esperanza Massana-Crane, Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Division, and Jon Harrison, President and Founder of VIP2. The mission of the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division (MWOBE) is to facilitate the growth, development and expansion of minority and women-owned businesses by helping them gain access to valuable information, new market opportunities and financial resources.
Building Business Synergy Between Arkansas and Asia
Our guests are Dr. Yang Luo Branch, founder of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB), and Ameen Pabani, an AAAB board member and business owner. The AAAB strives to bridge the gap between Arkansas businesses that want to reach Asian markets and to support Arkansans of Asian descent in the business community.
Arkansas' Timber and Forest Products Industry
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Project Manager, Jack Thomas, sits down with professor in the George H Clippard Endowed Chair of Forestry at the University of Arkansas Monticello, Dr. Matthew Pelkki, to discuss the latest economic development trends for the timber and forest products industry in the state of Arkansas.
Economic Development Week
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, AEDC's Clint O'Neal talks with three economic development professionals from different parts of the state in recognition of Economic Development Week. Brad Lacy, President and CEO of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce; Graycen Bigger, Executive Director of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority; and Rob Sitterley, President and CEO of the AR-TX Regional Economic Development Inc. group talk about how they got started in economic development, their roles in working with community partners, and how successful projects come together.
Partnering with Arkansas communities
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Becca Caldwell and Matt Twyford to discuss the many ways we partner with communities throughout the state.
Amazon’s Jessica Breaux
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by Jessica Breaux from Amazon to discuss the company's recent announcements in Arkansas.
Arkansas companies innovate and thrive during COVID-19 pandemic
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. podcast, our host is joined by guests from Intimidator Group and Hytrol Conveyor Company to discuss each company's innovative response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Economic Development Week
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, our Executive Vice President of Global Business, Clint O'Neal talks with three economic development professionals that are making a difference in communities around Arkansas.
Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston on resources for businesses and employees
Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston discusses resources for businesses and employees to combat the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
Aerospace & Defense in Arkansas
In this episode of the Arkansas Inc. Podcast, our host Clint O'Neal, Executive Vice President of Global Business at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, is joined by guests Chad Causey and Katherine Holmstrom to discuss the state of the Aerospace & Defense industry in Arkansas.
Chad is Executive Director of the Arkansas Aerospace Alliance, and Katherine is Senior Project Manager at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
FinTech and Community Banks
Military Affairs Part 2 of 2
Military Affairs Part 1 of 2
Why The Venture Center Has Become A Fintech Hub
Taking it to the Extreme, with Ozark Integrated Circuits