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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

Baptist Health Starts to Put Its Mark on Old Sparks Turf This article is available only in print.

Baptist Health's purchase of Sparks hospitals in Fort Smith, Van Buren opens up a new market. read more >

Shreveport Hotelier's $5.7M Springdale Deal (NWA Real Deals)

A Shreveport hotel group made its second foray into the northwest Arkansas market, paying $5.75 million for the Marriott Residence Inn on South 48th Street in Springdale. read more >

Tyson Foods Details Former CEO's Severance Package

Former Tyson Foods Inc. CEO Tom Hayes, who unexpectedly stepped down in September, will receive a severance package worth more than $6 million. New CEO Noel White, previously Tyson's president of its fresh meats and international divisions, will early a fiscal 2019 salary of $1.15 million. read more >

Nucor and Arkansas: Magnet and Steel

Nucor Corp.'s new cold mill in Mississippi County could be opening right as the company is experiencing record earnings. read more >

I-49 Bypass Gets Its Wish: A $25M Grant

The bypass is a 19-mile stretch of Interstate 49 that will sweep around Bella Vista to the west and reconnect in southern Missouri. It is the only uncompleted stretch of Interstate 49 between Kansas City and Fort Smith. read more >

Hogs Without Pigskins Get Upgrades

About $50M in facilities are in the works for track athletes and baseball at the University of Arkansas. Among them: a $15 million and $20 million makeover of the Tyson Indoor Track Complex. read more >

Ozark Natural Foods Tells Tale of Survival

For life after ‘doomsday,' co-op looks to a new site in downtown Fayetteville. read more >

J.B. Hunt Adds 5 Electric Trucks to Final Mile Division

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell adds five Fuso eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, the first electric vehicles in company history. read more >

Black Hills Energy Buys Gas Office (NWA Real Deals)

The 655 E. Millsap Road site was the home of Source Gas, the natural gas utility bought by Black Hills in 2016. The office and site cover more than 3.5 acres. read more >

NWA Population Tide Pours Into Bedroom Communities

Towns off the beaten path add people and tax dollars with easier travel and housing. read more >