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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

Fundraising Campaigns Fuel Higher Ed in Arkansas This article is available only in print.

Politicians and university officials have learned that being in constant campaign mode is almost an occupational requirement. read more >

PAM Reports Record Third Quarter

PAM Transport Services Inc. of Tontitown reported third-quarter 2018 revenue of $140.3 million, a significant increase from the $108.8 million reported in the third quarter of 2017. read more >

NWA Health Care's SOS: Help Wanted

Much like college coaches who recruit high school phenoms with a mix of promises of glory and academic achievement, health care executives in northwest Arkansas are honing their pitches to attract needed personnel. read more >

ArcBest Calls Stock Analysis Reporting 'Defamatory'

Stocks of ArcBest recently dropped following an online report raising issues with the company's accounting. As the stock price dropped, ArcBest did damage control. read more >

Complex Sells for $55M In Uptown Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

Sun Holdings Group, led by Jacob Blatt, bought the 300-plus-unit complex at Joyce and Steele boulevards. read more >

Fort Smith Hopes for Consent Consideration

A consent decree with federal authorities for fixing sewer lines has proved so expensive that Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken is asking for leeway. read more >

Where Medical Marijuana Collides With Worker Safety

Two conflicting trends are hitting the United States: a continuing shortage of qualified or willing candidates for truck driving jobs, and the increasing state-level legalization of medical or recreational marijuana. read more >

Big Box Stores Still Hold Value, Experts Say

When big-box tenants look for space, there's ample competition for the same handful of properties, due to increasing costs of construction and property. read more >

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Northwest Arkansas' Task? Working on Good Problems

As the growth spree in northwest Arkansas rolls on, worries like scarce housing and infrastructure arise. read more >