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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

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. read more >

Big Box Stores Still Hold Value, Experts Say

When big-box tenants look for space, there's ample competition for the same handful of properties, due to increasing costs of construction and property. read more >

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Task? Working on Good Problems

As the growth spree in northwest Arkansas rolls on, worries like scarce housing and infrastructure arise. read more >

Even Truckers Have Trouble With Delivery

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren and ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith are behind in their equipment upgrades because the manufacturers don't have enough drivers to deliver the tractors. read more >

California Investor Pays $6.5M for Springdale Apartments (NWA Real Deals)

A California investor who partners with Trinity Multifamily of Fort Smith has bought another northwest Arkansas apartment complex. read more >

UA Professor, Startup Work to Cleanse the World's Water

Life comes down to water, and Lauren Greenlee is working on a project she hopes will one day make the world's water supply much cleaner. read more >

Trust Planning Smooths Way for Survivors

Financial experts are quick to point out that you don't have to be a millionaire to reap a trust's benefits. The tax benefits are obviously geared to helping the wealthy, but there are other nontax benefits of trusts. read more >

Build Trust If You Must, But Also Explore These Other Options

Trusts aren't the only devices people can use to pass down their fortunes, modest or massive. While a will leaves finances open to probate, which can be lengthy and costly and is a matter of public record, it is better than having no plan at all. read more >

University of Arkansas Sets 'Audacious' Goal for Research & Development

Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville knows the goal that he and the Northwest Arkansas Council have set for the university's research and development funding will be a tough nut. read more >