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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

Harps Food Stores Contemplates Online Expansion This article is available only in print.

Kim Eskew knows that Harps will eventually have to dip its toe into the e-commerce waters, but he isn't necessarily excited about it. read more >

NAFTA Talks Don't Panic PAM Transport

Trade with Mexico fuels profit, but CEO Dan Cushman says his carrier can cope. read more >

Online Programs Gain Users in Arkansas

Michael Moore, chief academic and operating officer at eVersity, the University of Arkansas System's online-only university, loves to show how the availability of online education can change lives. read more >

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.” read more >

Residential Lots Scarce As Northwest Arkansas Draws a Crowd

Space is not the problem for northwest Arkansas as thousands of new arrivals show up each year. The struggle is with affordability. read more >

Springdale Ridge Property Bought for $11.25 Million (NWA Real Deals)

A California real estate investment firm paid more than $11 million for the Springdale Ridge Apartments. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2017

Of the 19 homes sold for $1 million or more in Washington and Benton counties in 2017, 11 were in the gated golf course community of Pinnacle Country Club. read more >

UA Turns to Wood In Building Projects

Building with cross-laminated timber panels is changing the major elements of the construction industry – with southern Arkansas standing to gain if the process becomes more popular. read more >

Walmart Delivery Policy Presses Its Suppliers

Walmart Inc.'s delivery requirements for its suppliers got even stricter April 1 when new metrics took effect. read more >

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer. read more >