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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

Car-Mart's Henderson Gets $1.1M Retirement Bonus

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville paid longtime CEO Hank Henderson a $1.1 million bonus when he retired Dec. 31, 2017. read more >

Not Your Grandparents' Retirement Village: Boomers Choose Amenities Fitting Their Lifestyles This article is available only in print.

Baby boomers — the generation born from 1946 through 1964 — are a huge reason retirement communities are big business. read more >

Rogers Office Building Sells for $10M

The Citizens Bank building at 3350 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway was bought by an Oklahoma City developer who is also involved in a $100 million mixed-use development project. read more >

Driver Dearth Chips at Arkansas Timber Industry

The state's timber industry can't take full advantage of a booming market because of the lack of truck drivers. read more >

Russellville Waits for Intermodal Splash

Lawsuits over multiple environmental studies have been part of the holdup keeping a $50 million intermodal facility from being built south of Russellville on the banks of the Arkansas River. read more >

Driver Dearth Means Higher Freight Prices

Things are getting really tight for American trucking companies. That means things are going to get more expensive for everyone else, too. read more >

Bentonville Hotel Sells for $11 Million (NWA Real Deals)

A Shreveport hotel group bought the 90-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at 1001 McClain Road, just east of Interstate 49. read more >

Clear Ballistics: Shooting Upward with Business Recipe

Joel Edwards of Clear Ballistics says he never intended to start a company or become wealthy; he just wanted to see if he could make ballistic gelatin. read more >

Springdale Hopes to Maintain New Momentum Downtown

Springdale hopes to build on recent efforts to reinvigorate its downtown. read more >

Political Opponents Seeking Fairness in Initiative Process

David Couch is a self-proclaimed liberal lawyer and Jerry Cox is the head of the conservative Family Council in Little Rock. They rarely agree on anything, but they do agree on citizen-led ballot proposals. read more >