FAULKNER COUNTY, AR -- At Greenbrier High, it's not a problem being called a technology geek. In the school's Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) lab, students develop computer programs and applications used in real world careers.
"They give us a few introductions to do minor programs, and then we build ourselves," Hayden Thrasher said.
From GIS tracking to software development, students like Hayden Thrasher are learning the advanced technology right now!
"Whenever we go to college, instead of having to learn the first parts of a programming language, we're going to know how to do it," Thrasher said.
The students could be the programmers and software engineers to to come to Inuvo -- set to open next month in Conway.
"It is one of the youngest communities in our state and one of the most highly educated," Governor Beebe said.
Governor Beebe said it's no surprise the company chose Faulkner County because it's home to three colleges and a highly-skilled workforce.
Inuvo Chairman Richard Howe said it's more than that. The Conway Area Chamber started working immediately to convince him not to look anywhere else.
"When the public sector starts acting like the private sector, you have a recipe for success. That's what I saw here in Arkansas," Howe said.
While many of the students are still hashing out their career goals, some have already chosen to go the technology route.
"They're going to be above someone who's just learning the software," Thrasher said.