Danny Games / Executive Vice President of Global Business of Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Danny Games was appointed Deputy Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission by Governor Asa Hutchinson in January 2015. He directs the Business Development, Business Finance, Community Development, Existing Business and Small & Minority Business divisions at AEDC.

Games has more than 14 years of economic development experience at state and local levels, and over 16 years experience in management positions with BHP Billiton, Chesapeake Energy and Entergy Arkansas. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification from the International Economic Development Council and Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council.

In 2006, Games served as president of Arkansas Economic Developers (AED) and is a former Arkansas State Chamber and Metro Little Rock Alliance board member. He currently serves on the board of the Arkansas Environmental Federation (AEF) and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems board.

 

Bryan Scoggins / Director of Business Finance of Arkansas Economic Development Commission

In 1989, Bryan started with the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. At ADFA, he concentrated on structuring and closing Industrial Development Bond Issues, as well as becoming the Export Finance Manager in 1995. In that role, Bryan concentrated on facilitating international transactions by leading small, Arkansas-based exporters through working capital insurance, guarantee and lending programs offered by the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the Small Business Administration.

In 2001, Bryan accepted the position of Director of Business Finance for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. His division’s activities are concentrated on providing financing for expanding businesses through our Industrial Revenue Bond Guaranty Program, the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, the Community Development Block Grant Loan Program, Amendment 82 Agreements and benefits from the Equity Investment Incentive Act. In addition, his division is responsible for implementing the New Market Jobs act of 2013.

 

 

Rich Jensen BRS Consulting
(Co-Host)

David Sims / BRS Consulting
(Co-Host)

Danny Games / Arkansas Economic Development Commission
(Guest)

Bryan Scoggins / Arkansas Economic Development Commission
(Guest)

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