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Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

Northwest Arkansas isn't California's Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.
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Wal-Mart SVP Rick Webb Cites Need in NWA for Employees Educated in STEM Fields

Wal-Mart needs vast numbers of technologically advanced workers and needs them as soon as possible, says SVP Rick Webb.
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Improvements to Grid Include Advancing Cyber Security

In addition to grid improvements, the energy industry in Arkansas is also working together on advancements in cyber security, said Nick Brown, the CEO of Southwest Power Pool. In his opinion, cyber attacks present the most significant risk to the grid.
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