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Lockheed Martin announced a $142 million expansion investment in its Camden, Ark. facilities that will add another 326 new workers to the complex. Currently, Lockheed Martin employs around 700 workers in Camden.

The announcement was made in conjunction with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Paris Air Show – a worldwide trade show for the aerospace and defense industry.

Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses several recent developments designed to strengthen the Arkansas River Valley workforce. He also examines an arts partnership that stretches across the region.

Two cannabis industry trade associations in Arkansas have merged to form a single organization.

The merger of Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (ACIA) and Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association is effective immediately, according to a news release issued Tuesday (Dec. 11).

Deadly storms strike the east coast, but Arkansas forces mobilized to help.  Duane Highley, CEO of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas joined Roby Brock of Talk Business to discuss his company’s “power moves.”

Arkansas’ two U.S. Senators joined the majority of Republican Senators who pushed back against President Donald Trump’s comments following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But like many of their peers they did not mention Trump by name.