New businesses owners face numerous challenges when they decide to start a business in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center gives businesses the tools they need to succeed.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.

More businesses are expected to line Highway 49 as the Craighead County Fairgrounds and the NEA Baptist Hopsital near completion.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with owners of two businesses on Hilltop as part of the Highway 49 series. 

KASU's Highway 49 series continues by examining the business aspect of the highway and what kind of economic growth could come to the area in the future.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

KASU previews Highway 49 series

Mar 9, 2012

KASU's Johnathan Reaves has been working on an extensive series of stories about the major construction and development going on along Highway 49 on Jonesboro's north side. The series starts Monday, with a new story each day at 7:30 a.m., during Morning Edition. Marty Scarbrough talked with Johnathan about this series. Here is their conversation....