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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

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing. read more >

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time. read more >

Arkansas Colleges See New Funding Formula

Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, said the metrics for the state's new funding formula for colleges and universities should be finalized later this month. read more >

Colonial Arms, Oakwood Place Apartments Sell For $5M In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

White Rock Investments LLC, led by Tim Brisiel of Fayetteville, paid $5 million for two apartment complexes. read more >

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers. read more >

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas Employers Help With Retirement Advice, Tools

David George doesn't apologize for using scare tactics when he gives seminars at part of the Investor Education Program for the Arkansas Securities Department. read more >

Tyson Foods 3Q Net Income Up 41 Percent

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports third-quarter net income of $484 million, up 41 percent from the same quarter last year, and raises earnings estimates for the fiscal year. read more >

Business Icons: Johnelle Hunt in for Long Haul with Northwest Arkansas Development

Hunt Ventures has thrived under Johnelle Hunt's leadership — which she said is because she has such a talented team supporting her. Hunt Ventures owns and manages more than 1 million SF of space in northwest Arkansas and recently built the 10-story Hunt Tower in Rogers. read more >

Business Icons: Jim Lindsey Builds Real Estate Empire from Toughness

An initial investment from money made playing football led to a real estate career that spawned a development conglomerate — made up of such companies as Lindsey & Associates and Lindsey Management — that oversees 145 apartment complexes throughout the mid-South. read more >