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Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

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.

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 3:41 pm

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006.

Business Icons: Alice Walton Transforms Landscape, Reputation of Northwest Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Like her father, Alice Walton has a vision for Arkansas and faith in Arkansans. She is an icon because she has made her vision a reality that is shaping Arkansas just as Wal-Mart shaped the state and, later, the world.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area’s infrastructure.

Health Care in Northwest Arkansas Responds to Growth

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Northwest Arkansas, says big investments, such as the one his hospital is making, are critical if health care providers are going to have any hope of keeping up with the demands of the region.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Economic Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An economic development resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Northwest Arkansas Firms Want to Hire 3K But Need Skilled Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:20 am

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 3,100 jobs and invest more than $336 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

by Marty Cook 10/2/2015 3:04 pm

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin.

State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report Out Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 8:52 am

On Friday, Oct. 2, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansa will release the fifth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.

NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

by Marty Cook 8/18/2015 8:39 am

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco.

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 3:51 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

Northwest Arkansas Transforming Into a Tech Hub

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas isn’t California’s Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.

Employers Turning to Two-Year Community Colleges for Workforce Training Needs

by Marty Cook 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Workforce development has become a popular issue as industry leaders have said they have a hard time finding enough quality workers to fill their needs. It’s a renewed focus of groups like the Northwest Arkansas Council, which recently announced a three-year plan to strengthen the area’s workforce development and the ties between employers and schools.

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 1:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

XNA's Scott Van Laningham on When Air Travel Will Be Enjoyable Again

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Scott Van Laningham has been CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport since 1998, when it opened.

NWA Job Market Calling for Soft Skills

by Marty Cook 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Mike Harvey, the COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, says job growth in the area is impressive but work has to be done to help today’s students prepare for tomorrow’s jobs. It’s a sentiment echoed by other experts in the economic field.

Northwest Arkansas Council's 3-Year Plan to Focus on Workforce, Schools

by Marty Cook 1/27/2015 2:16 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council announced a three-year development plan for the region at its winter meeting Tuesday in Rogers.

Mike Malone on the NWA Growth, Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Mike Malone, director of the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council, talks NWA growth, the creation of new business opportunities, and how the area's cities work together for the benefit of the entire region.

Report: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Ahead of Peers

by Marty Cook 10/3/2014 8:02 am

Northwest Arkansas job growth easily beat its peer regions, the state and the nation this past year, according to a report released Thursday by the University of Arkansas.


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