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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas

Marty Cook

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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

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have. read more >

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way. read more >

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized. read more >

Technological Advances Key to Any Business' Success, Says Kevin Turner

Digital technology represents the fourth industrial revolution of the U.S., according to CEO of Citadel Securities Kevin Turner at the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival. read more >

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks. read more >

Fayetteville's Legacy Building Bought for $3.2M (NWA Real Deals)

An investment group paid $3.2 million for 13 condominiums in the Legacy Building at 401 W. Watson St. in Fayetteville. read more >

Arkansas Trucking Association Looks to College For Help

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to do something novel to address the high turnover rate for trucking executives by naming four college students to the association's 40 Under 40 Council. read more >

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 >