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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

Northwest Arkansas Brokers Help Businesses Have Say in Designing the Office

It's a challenge faced by many companies in today's business world: finding the best office metrics for its workforce. Companies find that common workspaces are more economically efficient, but amenities such as kitchens, fast Wi-Fi connectivity and natural light are equally advantageous. read more >

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways. read more >

Texan Buys Red Lobster In Fayetteville for $3.7M (NWA Real Deals)

Vera LLC of Plano, led by Venkat Sirimalle, bought the property, and with Red Lobster Restaurants LLC, signed a lease agreement that runs until 2039. read more >

The Influencers: Jeff Long of the University of Arkansas

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long is a driven man, so it's a bit of a surprise when his voice catches while talking about how much sports mean to him. read more >

The Influencers: Judy McReynolds of ArcBest Corp.

Judy McReynolds has never spent much time thinking about her next rung on the corporate ladder. That professional outlook has certainly paid off for McReynolds, who used her brainpower and people skills to rapidly advance in the corporate world. read more >

Executive Upheaval Continues At USA Truck

Another top executive, Martin Tewari, is leaving USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren. read more >

Frugal Fort Smith Airport Looks Ahead

Director John Parker of the Fort Smith Regional Airport is proud of its well-earned reputation for getting the most out of old equipment. read more >

J.B. Hunt CEO's Total Pay at $5.5M in 2016

John Roberts III, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, saw another increase in annual compensation, although not as much as the year before. read more >

2 Fayetteville Apartment Projects Score Big Sales

Two Fayetteville apartment complexes were sold in separate, multi-million dollar deals. read more >

Fort Smith, Great River Bridges Comprise Arkansas' 'Wish List'

AHTD Director Scott Bennett narrowed his department's options in January after Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked him to put together a list of the state's top-priority highway projects. read more >

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