It's not mentioned in this coverage, but Gov. Mike Beebe spoke candidly in Democrat-Gazette coverage of the conference on producing better-trained workers for industry. It's becoming more apparent than ever that worker quality has harmed Arkansas's competitive posture with Japanese automakers. But, the D-G article reports, strides are being made to address that. This is something of a lingering issue for the previous administration, which would undoubtedly dispute Beebe.
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