The Latest Inc. Tanc Survey, Heifer International’s Future & More in This Week’s Arkansas Business

Click here to see the survey

Click here to see the survey

It’s Monday and time to check out the latest edition of Arkansas Business, available now. Among the highlights:

Arkansas Business and Mangan Holcomb Partners continue their Inc. Tanc series of surveys, polling more than 800 local business leaders and finding, among other things, that

  • more than half have not or do not expect to benefit from the $787 billion federal stimulus package.
  • a third of respondents preferred no health care reform to any of four reform proposals.

See all Arkansas business survey results on health care, jobs, stimulus, the economy and more.

Steve Denne, the COO of Heifer International, sees a silver lining in the “painful and difficult” cost-cutting at the charity: A chance to impose efficiencies and controls that had long been neglected.

After the death of its founder, Ernest Joshua Sr., it’s been one thing after another for J.M. Products of Little Rock: A decline in the market for its hair-care products, an explosion at its plan, money woes and now bankruptcy.

Former Affiliated Foods Southwest CEO John R. Mills, dismissed before the company declared bankruptcy, is living in Cabot and has nothing to say about the grocery co-op’s bad fortune.

Herren Hickingbotham, chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, says a change in the health care system is needed. What’s not needed, is that pesky “government option.”

In the midst of recession, publisher Jeff Hankins says local business leaders must recalibrate their measures of economic success.

Celebrate Arkansas files a copyright infringement lawsuit against an Alabama media company.

What are Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writers doing these days? Some are getting new jobs not at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette! Mark Hengel has more.

An annual look at Arkansas executive compensation.


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