Tagged: northwest arkansas council

NWA Aims Message At Site Selectors

by Marty Cook 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas is aggressively campaigning site selectors for companies outside the region to promote itself as a place for investing and not just a "blank slate." The project comes after a survey of site selectors showed half knew little about the region beyond Wal-Mart and Bentonville.

Survey: Northwest Arkansas Expects 2,000 New Jobs, $195M in Expansion

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 03:03 pm

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 2,000 jobs and invest more than $195 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

UA Report: Northwest Arkansas Economy Outgrows Peer Regions

by Mark Carter 9/25/2013 10:37 am

The northwest Arkansas economy outgrew similar regions in 2011 and 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the University of Arkansas.

Engineer Alan Fortenberry on Arkansas' Water Needs Compared to the Rest of U.S.

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2013 12:00 am

Fortenberry joined Beaver Water District in 1991 as plant engineer and in 2001 he was named CEO. During his tenure, he has led the expansion of the district's facilities to 140 million gallons per day, the completion of an award-winning new water intake on Beaver Lake, construction of a new solids-handling facility, renovation of the Joe M. Steele Water Treatment Plant and construction of the administration building, which earned LEED Gold.

Arkansas Ranked Twice in Forbes' Business List

by Luke Jones 8/9/2013 11:45 am

Forbes Magazine this week ranked two Arkansas regions on its list of "Best Places for Business and Careers."

Mark Simmons Named Northwest Arkansas Council Co-Chair

by Chris Bahn 6/26/2013 03:01 pm

Mark Simmons, chairman of Simmons Foods Inc. in Siloam Springs, has been named as the next presiding co-chair of the Northwest Arkansas Council, where he says he'll focus on a five-year plan aimed at helping the region grow.

Northwest Arkansas Employers Looking for Skilled Help, Right Workers

by Chris Bahn 4/15/2013 12:00 am

A recent business retention and expansion survey conducted by the Northwest Arkansas Council and local chambers of commerce reveal that 30 percent of the more than 450 employers surveyed — a sample that ranged from mom-and-pop operations to global retailers — plan expansions within the next three years.

Business Study Sees 1,000 New Jobs, $800M in Expansion in Northwest Arkansas

by Chris Bahn 3/7/2013 02:16 pm

Northwest Arkansas companies expect nearly 1,000 new jobs and $808 million in expansion over the next three years, according to results of a business retention and expansion survey.

Calculating Traffic Congestion Reveals Losses

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2012 12:00 am

Researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the nation's top transportation research agency, say traffic congestion on northwest Arkansas roadways costs drivers about $103 million per year.