February 19, 2020

A-State Agribusiness Conference Part Of Grassroots Trip Across Arkansas

JONESBORO — Farmers producing dairy, poultry and wheat stand to gain under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but they should watch for how the trade deal is implemented after Canada signs off, according to Jim Wiesemeyer, a policy and political analyst at […]
February 13, 2020

WTCAR Sees Bright Future With EU After D.C. Reception

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite an ongoing shakeup among European Union membership, the EU will continue to be a major player in Arkansas trade and investment, according to Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Arkansas. Hendrix was […]
February 7, 2020

Intellitrack Aims To Improve Airline Baggage Industry

ROGERS — David Lopez, CEO of Intellitrack, believes his company can eradicate the traveling woes of lost luggage while saving airlines billions in chasing down misplaced bags.  It’s a problem Lopez knows that first-hand: an airline lost some of his […]
January 24, 2020

Partnership To Boost Arkansas A&D Companies Internationally

ROGERS — A new partnership between the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance (ADDA) and the World Trade Center Arkansas will allow Arkansas A&D companies to attend trade shows at a reduced cost. “This partnership brings tremendous value to Arkansas’s aerospace […]
January 16, 2020
Arkansas exports to Canada and Mexico increased by 14 percent in 2017 and amount to $2.1 billion in goods.

USMCA Passage Could Increase Arkansas Trade With Canada, Mexico

ROGERS — Arkansas’ economy could blossom under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the landmark trade deal approved Thursday, Jan. 16, by the U.S. Senate, according to an analysis by the World Trade Center Arkansas. The Senate passed the bill, also known […]
January 15, 2020

Analysis: US-China Trade Deal’s Potential Impact On Arkansas’ Economy

ROGERS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 15, signed a trade agreement with China that could benefit an array of Arkansas farmers and businesses. Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping signed “phase one” of a deal that will lift […]
January 10, 2020

WTCAR Trade Director Counsels UA Students On Leadership

ROGERS — For Denise Thomas, being a successful leader goes beyond inspiring others through strength, compassion and integrity, it also means having a strong moral compass. Thomas, the director of Africa and Middle East trade at World Trade Center Arkansas, […]
January 8, 2020

WTC Arkansas Advisor Tapped As Director Of Federal Reserve Bank In Memphis

JONESBORO — Davy Carter, who serves on the Board of Advisors for World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named director of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Memphis branch, according to Talk Business & Politics. “I’ve got a lot to learn,” Carter […]
December 20, 2019

Officials: USMCA Expected To Benefit Arkansas’ Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, Dec. 19, to approve a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico that Arkansas officials say will spur higher economic growth in Arkansas and internationally. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or […]
December 16, 2019

World Trade Center Arkansas Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas on Thursday, Dec. 12, hosted a cyber security summit aimed at preventing lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket costs from cyber attacks on small businesses. More than 20 representatives of small and medium-sized […]
December 6, 2019

Boozman Cites World Trade Center Arkansas Report In Push For USMCA Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, cited the World Trade Center Arkansas’ trade and jobs report while making a case for Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement, […]
December 3, 2019

Analysis: Mexico Could Soon Be Arkansas’ Top Export Destination

FAYETTEVILLE — Mexico could equal and may overtake Canada as Arkansas’ top customer in the next few years if the Latin American nation’s import patterns continue, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at the World Trade Center […]