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Metro Little Rock Alliance launches new website

The Metro Little Rock Alliance (MLRA) has launched a new brand and website to market the 12-county region to corporate executives, site selection consultants and potential new residents as a prime location to do business and live in Central Arkansas.

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May 1 is #501Day

The Little Rock Regional Chamber's vice president of economic development, Ben France, asked cities in the 501 area code to celebrate our region's successes on May 1, or #501Day.

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"Everybody wins." [North Metro Business Journal]

Conway, Maumelle and Morrilton are textbook cases for economic development. Although they have a healthy sense of competition, the cities benefit from each other in a “one-for-all, all-for-one” mentality to create a strong regional draw.

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$40 million Conway Regional expansion underway [North Metro Business Journal]

Conway Regional Health System is in the beginning stages of a $40 million capital investment that will expand and enhance services throughout the health system. Projects include additional clinic space for women’s services, a new critical care unit with increased beds and expansion of the hospital’s clinic in Greenbrier.

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The Conductor: Trailblazing the Entrepreneurial Frontier [North Metro Business Journal]

The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, is catalyzing Conway’s next frontier of business development: an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Just over two years since its launch, the Conductor has seen a groundswell of burgeoning entrepreneurs, makers and innovators in the region, with big plans for the future.

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