LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A number of businesses are pushing for Advanced Energy in the state capitol.
Arkansas Advanced Energy Association hosted its first "Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature" featuring nearly 20 exhibits. Industry leaders talked to lawmakers and members of public about their economic impact on the state.
Gary McChesney said it's about taking advantage of Arkansas's abundant advanced energy resources and growing jobs.
"We want the legislature to get the note that the diversity of industries involved in advanced industry across the state of Arkansas and the potential for those industries to grow and create jobs and advance the economy of the state of Arkansas," said McChesney.
Exhibits featured everything from bio-fuel productions to solar energy.