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LATEST ARTICLES BY Marty Cook

Rising Lot Preparation Costs Propel Housing Prices in NWA

According to the Northwest Arkansas Council’s workforce housing council, the region will need 90,000 more homes in the next 20 years.

Rising Operational Costs Hit Truckers Hard

The freight recession has driven down what carriers can charge, while inflationary pressures have made operations more expensive.

ArcBest’s $100M FleetNet Sale is Part of CEO’s Vision for the Future

For ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds, the decision to sell one of her company’s divisions was a strategic case of addition by subtraction.

NIL Collectives Boost Student Athlete EarningsLock Icon

While critics worry about the ruination of college sports, advocates say collectives offer a real chance for student-athletes playing college sports to maximize the earnings for their name, image and likeness, something the NCAA began to allow in 2021.

Rising Insurance Premiums Hammer State’s Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute said last year that premiums rose 2.3% in 2021 and 2022; 2023 statistics aren’t official yet, but good news isn’t expected.

Springdale Holiday Inn Sells for $11.1M (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Sunset Galaxy Hotel LLC, led by Kusha Pokharel of Burleson, bought the three-story hotel on West Sunset Avenue.

Craig Harper, chief sustainablity officer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., says Electric vehicles are a workable option in the automobile sector but aren’t yet a viable option for the trucking industry.

Craig Harper: ‘Tough to Leave’ J.B. Hunt

It seems strange to think of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. without Craig Harper in the executive suite.

Tough Sell: Mortgage Lenders Report Another Down Year in 2023

Arvest Bank was again the state’s most prolific lender with nearly $810 million in loans originating in Arkansas in 2023.

Hospital Cuts Hit Harrison: NARMC Cites Declining Revenue

NARMC announced in December it was cutting about 3% of its workforce and closing two of its 18 rural clinics due to declining revenue.

Accountable Leadership: Former CFOs Lead Arkansas Companies to New Heights

You didn’t have to be a wizard with numbers to know that Judy McReynolds was stepping into a tough situation when she was named CEO of ArcBest Corp. in late […]

Trucking’s Top Worries: Economy and Driver Pay

A recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute shows that the national economy is the trucking industry’s No. 1 concern as 2023 comes to a close.

Whole Foods Anchors $112M Pinnacle Springs in Rogers

The site will include the 37,000-SF Whole Foods and an additional 43,500 SF of retail space at the northwest corner of New Hope Road and Promenade Boulevard.

Ozark Villas Apartments Sell for $39M (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

A Minnesota real estate company bought the Ozark Villas apartment complex in Fayetteville for $39 million.

Buffalo National River Redesignation: Pros and ConsLock Icon

The debate about redesignating the Buffalo National River reignited 50 years of resentment and suspicion.

Intermodal Remains Integral at J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced a new intermodal partnership with BNSF Railways on Nov. 7.

Career Realignment: Report Calls for Fine-Tuning Workforce Training Programs in NWALock Icon

The study by the Walton Family Foundation said that many of the programs taken by high school students are in career pathways that are not the region’s high priorities.

NWA Tech Summit Celebrates 10 Years

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit drew a record crowd for its 10th conference last week at the Rogers Convention Center.

Alice Walton School of Medicine to Focus on Innovative Tech

Two representatives from the medical school spoke at the NWA Tech Summit in Rogers about the school’s technology plans, including 3D anatomy technology.

More Retail, Food Set for Pinnacle Hills (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

The project will feature 80,000 SF of retail space, anchored by a 37,000-SF Whole Foods store and two North Carolina-based restaurants: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill of Charlotte and Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar of Asheville.

Diagnosing the Doctor Deficit: Arkansas Faces Escalating Physician ShortagesLock Icon

A nationwide shortage of doctors that’s only expected to grow during the next decade means that for executives at Arkansas hospitals, recruiting physicians to serve their hospitals and clinics is a full-time, 24-7 job.