LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The election of a new president, big gains by the state GOP and growth in the tourism sector were some of the top political and economic stories of 2016, according to content partner Talk Business and Politics.
In a story Wednesday, Talk Business and Politics took a look back at the year in politics and business. In addition to the win by Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the state GOP saw gains on the federal, state and county level.
Many of the state's banks had good years as well while Gov. Asa Hutchinson traveled to China this past summer on a trade mission. The result was a $1.3 billion project by Sun Paper Company to build a pulp mill in south Arkansas.
Tourism and hospitality also saw success in the new year, keyed by growth in the so-called music tourism sector.
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