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Mike Harvey, COO of the Northwest Arkansas Council: “It’s hard to field fly balls without a glove. Companies don’t shop by city; they shop by region.” (Photo by Beth Hall)
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NWA Aims Message At Site Selectors

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. read more >
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Survey: Northwest Arkansas Expects 2,000 New Jobs, $195M in Expansion

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. read more >
Keith Peterson, vice president of instruction at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, says the school is at capacity and, given the resources, could double its enrollment within five years.
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Northwest Arkansas Employers Looking for Skilled Help, Right Workers

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. read more >
Stephanie Flores and Tom Ginn.
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Business Study Sees 1,000 New Jobs, $800M in Expansion in Northwest Arkansas

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. read more >