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Fostering Economic Growth: How the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie Consulting LLC are Boosting New Tech Startups in Arkansas

Recently, Jeff Amerine of Startup Junkie Consulting LLC led a discussion on strategic growth planning for the High-Flying Angels (HFA) in Bentonville, which was hosted by Dave Creek Media. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) has awarded the management contract for the Arkansas Statewide Technology Commercialization Center to Startup Junkie Consulting, a Fayetteville-based company. The center helps new tech entrepreneurs develop their inventions and high-tech concepts into successful businesses.

Clint O’Neal, executive director of AEDC, highlighted the importance of supporting entrepreneurs and growing high-tech companies in Arkansas. He emphasized that the program’s goal is to assist entrepreneurs in scaling their ideas into successful companies that will provide high-paying jobs for residents of the state. Since its establishment in 2008, the center has helped over 200 portfolio clients generate $939 million in revenue, creating more than 6,000 jobs in Arkansas. These companies have received $50.9 million in federal grants and attracted a total investment of $473.6 million.

Startup Junkie Consulting is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that offers no-cost, one-on-one consulting, events, workshops, and access to capital and talent for entrepreneurs and innovators. Jeff Amerine, founder and managing director of Startup Junkie Consulting expressed gratitude for the partnership with AEDC in driving the development and growth of tech and tech-enabled ventures across Arkansas. He emphasized that entrepreneurialism is vital to fostering economic empowerment and vitality and looks forward to supporting AEDC in this critical effort.

In conclusion, Startup Junkie Consulting has been awarded a management contract by AEDC to lead strategic growth planning for HFA in Bentonville through its collaboration with Dave Creek Media. The center’s primary objective is to help new tech entrepreneurs develop their inventions into successful businesses while driving technological innovation across Arkansas’s statewide technology commercialization center.

The partnership between Startup Junkie Consulting LLC and AEDC reflects their shared commitment to fostering economic empowerment through entrepreneurship while providing innovative solutions for new tech startups across the state. With this collaboration, we can expect more high-paying job opportunities for residents of Arkansas as well as continued technological advancements that drive economic growth.

Overall, this partnership highlights how important it is to support entrepreneurship as it contributes positively to economic development efforts across states such as Arkansas.

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