Jack Thomas wins for state businesses

Competitive spirit drives his economic development work

Jack Thomas, Vice President of Economic Development for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, speaks with colleagues during the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives annual conference at the Little Rock Marriott on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Colin Murphey)

"Game on" is a competitors' call to action, the moment when they realize there is an opponent who needs to be defeated outright -- nothing short of victory is the goal.