On Jan. 26 the Economic Development Corp. of Clark County presented the Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) with a check in the amount of $12,500 to begin implementation of  a Business Retention and Expansion Program. Southern Bancorp provided an additional $12,500 for the program.

The SBTDC, with Lonnie Jackson as the lead contact, will work with the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and its executive director, Shawnie Carrier, to develop the county Business Retention and Expansion effort. Other staff members of the SBTDC will assist Jackson.

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