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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

Assistant Editor

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Marty Cook joined Arkansas Business in October 2013 after 19 years as an award-winning newspaper reporter. He covers the transportation industry and northwest Arkansas businesses.

Marty, a native of Shreveport, graduated from Missouri in 1993 with a bachelor of journalism. He, his wife and three daughters live in Fayetteville.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe'

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016 This article is available only in print.

The number of seven-figure homes sold in Washington and Benton counties almost tripled in 2016 compared with the previous year. read more >

Boot Barn Buys Country Outfitter For $1.8 Million

A subsidiary of western wear company Boot Barn Holdings Inc. of Irvine, California, bought Country Outfitter, the one-time online sensation from Fayetteville's Acumen Brands. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Council Names Nelson Peacock CEO

The Northwest Arkansas Council named Nelson Peacock, a McCrory native and the senior vice president of government relations for the University of California system, as its CEO. read more >

Tyson Names Scott Spradley Chief Technology Officer

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announces Scott Spradley as the company's chief technology officer. read more >

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said. read more >

USA Truck Hires Hainlen as Revenue Chief

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren hired Rick Hainlen as its vice president of revenue operations. read more >

Startup Stays Up: Lauren James Looks to Last

Apparel company The Lauren James Co., based in Fayetteville, is expanding rapidly. Lance Stokes said the company generated more than $10 million in 2016, with one-third of that coming from its e-commerce business. read more >

126 Units in Fayetteville Sell for $8 Million (NWA Real Deals)

Patrick O'Reilly of Springfield bought the South Creekside Apartments, 126-unit complex four blocks from the University of Arkansas campus. read more >

Springdale's Multi-Craft Contractors Stays Flexible, Diverse

MCC offers services that include installation and service for HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems and fabrication and millwork for industrial clients. read more >

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