If the open skies are your thing, you’re gonna love this issue of Arkansas Money & Politics. Aviation is the focus, and the AMP redeye takes readers across the state with stops in Bentonville, Berryville, Fort Smith, Mena, Little Rock, Searcy and Stuttgart.
Dwain Hebda visits Bentonville to chronicle its unique aviation history; we showcase a couple of the state’s homegrown aerospace-industry firms; the Executive Extracurriculars feature takes a look at private planes; The Digs of the Deal touches down at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport; and the Executive Q&A visits with the directors of Clinton National, Northwest Arkansas National and Fort Smith Regional airports.
Plus, Dwain talks with Arkansas native Franklin McLarty, who has launched his own acquisition firm to help spur economic development in Arkansas (and also appears on this month’s cover).
Also inside, we’ve got Razorback baseball and basketball (how ‘bout them Hogs?), winners from the Arkansas Governor’s Cup collegiate business-plan competition, our “Faces of Arkansas” special sales section and more.
There’s a lot to like in AMP. Thank you for reading, and please share your comments and ideas with me at HBaker@ARMoneyandpolitics.com.