Your Arkansas Business headlines for Wednesday, September 14

Your Arkansas Business headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 14

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas Business' Lance Turner has the headlines for Wednesday, September 14.


Evnoy Air bringing facility, jobs to airport

A new aircraft maintenance facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is also bringing new jobs to Little Rock.

A subsidiary of American Airlines, Envoy Air Inc, plans to invest $2 million in the facility.  It will bring 60 jobs to the Adams Field operation over the next five years.

The project gets $500,000 from the Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson's quick action closing fund.

Airport officials said Envoy has a five-year lease with the airport with two options to extend.


Acxiom-spinoff Ensono acquires Attenda

A spin-off of Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock acquireed a cloud services company, Attenda.

Ensono of Chicago is now owned by private equity firm, though about 25% of its workforce is stationed in Conway.

Attenda, based in the United Kingdom, specializes in running business-critical applications.  It has about 300 employees.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.


U.S. household income rose 5.2% last year

For the first time in eight years, Americans saw an increase in income.

According to the Census Bureau, the typical U-S household income rose 5.2% last year to more than $56,000.

That remains below the median household income of $57,423 dollars in 2007 when the recession began.  It's also 2.4% below the peak it reached in 1999 when it was nearly $58,000.


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