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Transportation, Northwest Arkansas
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 has three daughters and lives in Prairie Grove.
Northwest Arkansas' population is becoming more diverse as it grows, and the area's restaurant industry is hitching along for the ride. "That is one of the things Arkansas brings to the table: There are unique experiences in every area," said Kalene Griffith, CEO of Visit Bentonville. read more >
Even an environment rich in business executives creates tenfold more blue-collar and trade skill jobs. Studies show that only 20 percent of the jobs created or open in northwest Arkansas require four years of college. read more >
Ralph Freeman Jr., through his Olliedais LLC subsidiary, is the new owner of the 80-unit complex on North Leverett Avenue in Fort Smith. read more >
Fayetteville showed strength in the expensive home competition in 2018, but Benton County still rules the northwest Arkansas roost. read more >
Erin Kiefer knew in high school that she wanted to work at Assembled Products Corp. in Rogers. Why wouldn't she? Her father, Bill Sage, founded the company in 1983 after he invented a motorized shopping scooter that is now, along with its doppelgangers, found in grocery and retail stores nationwide. read more >