Big economic announcement for Argenta

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group of business leaders announced the Argenta Innovation Center Tuesday. It will give entrepreneurs a place to build their ideas and create new companies around technology and engineering.

    The center is the first phase of the planned Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. John Gaudin with the Argenta Arts Foundation said they want to attract and develop talent in Arkansas and keep them here.

    "Here in Argenta, we caught on early on that art, education, and economic development were connected, and so we had to create a culture and a network to support those small businesses," he said.

    Committee members expect to continue fundraising through 2013. They're hoping to have the center up and running by next summer.

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