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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

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 This article is available only in print.

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 >

ArcBest Reports Record Revenue Amid Pension Bite

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith reports record second-quarter revenue of $793.3 million, but a one-time charge cuts into profit. read more >

Lack of Funding Continues To Sideline Interstate 49

A lack of funding continues to hinder the completion of Interstate 49, a highway seen as a boon to economic development in western Arkansas. read more >

Arkansas, Missouri Join in Seeking Money for I-49

Another stretch of Interstate 49 may be closer to completion. Or closer to the money being found to pay for the work to bring the highway closer to completion. read more >

Old Post Office Sells For $2.3M in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

Arnold Holdings LLC, led by Mike and Jane Arnold of Little Rock, bought the 13,450-SF building at 1 W. Center St. The seller was Fayetteville OPO LLC, led by Jim Huson of Fayetteville. read more >

ABF Freight, Teamsters Ratify Labor Agreement

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announced a 63-month labor agreement between ABF Freight and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters had been ratified and would go into effect Sunday. read more >

Armor Bank Moves Back Into the Black

The purchase and renaming of Forrest City Bank has given Nathan Waldrip an intensive education. read more >

Car-Mart's Henderson Gets $1.1M Retirement Bonus

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville paid longtime CEO Hank Henderson a $1.1 million bonus when he retired Dec. 31, 2017. read more >