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NWA Leaders Work to Fix Lack of Affordable Housing

The expanding population in northwest Arkansas has put stress on the region, nowhere more so than on its housing market. read more >
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A Blueprint for Regional Success (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Other areas of Arkansas can adopt the Northwest Arkansas Council’s approach to advancing its region. read more >
Mike Malone, vice chancellor of economic development at the University of Arkansas: R&D “creates a very knowledgeable workforce.”
Banking & Finance / Education

UA Looking to Boost Research and Development ExpendituresLock Icon

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville ranks low nationally in R&D expenditures, but they are optimistic about improving their ranking going forward. read more >
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Relocated Tyson Execs Could Be $250M Boon to NWALock Icon

The regional economic impact would include additional jobs in health care, education and construction. read more >
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With Population Growth Not Slowing, ‘Hard Choices’ Needed Soon in NWA

New figures show 5% growth in just the past two years, presenting strains — and opportunities — for the region. read more >
Donnie King, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale
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Tyson Foods to Move All Corporate Executives to Springdale

Tyson Foods Inc. says it will move all executive teams — some 1,000 people — to Springdale early next year, a move that will require it to redesign and expand its corporate office. read more >
Bentonville’s population grew by 54% from 2010 to 54,164 in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Traffic in its bustling downtown square, home of the Walmart Museum, can get congested.
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NWA Cities Boom; Traffic Headaches FollowLock Icon

One wish for the region's planners is the western bypass, basically a north-south route running parallel to I-49 but well to the west. read more >
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Water Quality No. 1 Priority in Northwest Arkansas Survey

Other high-ranking issues were building more highways and recycling. read more >
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Grading the Super Bowl Ads, With Local Help

Marketing pros say two opposing themes drove the most engagement: newness and nostalgia. read more >
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing

Free Bitcoin is Northwest Arkansas’ Latest Lure for Tech Workers

Workers who relocate to the region can receive $10,000 in the cryptocurrency. read more >
Duke McLarty 
Nonprofits / Real Estate

Northwest Arkansas Council Hires Duke McLarty For Housing Lead

McLarty currently serves as the director of government affairs and community relations for AIR Communities. read more >
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5 Affordable Housing Complexes Scheduled for Northwest Arkansas

The complexes will add 345 units for low-income families that will be rented for rates nearly 50% below the current market. read more >
Alice Walton says seeing people engage with the museum has brought her “a new level of joy.”
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Crystal Bridges at TenLock Icon

After a decade, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is seen as a catalyst for northwest Arkansas development. read more >
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker says the Life Works Here program is helping bring her dream of opening a restaurant to fruition.
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Northwest Arkansas Program Offers $10K to Lure MoveLock Icon

The Northwest Arkansas Council is offering financial incentives in order to attract skilled workers to the region. read more >
Homebuilder Bill Burckart believes a regional policy approach can help alleviate the growing crunch on affordable housing in northwest Arkansas.
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Housing Trends in Northwest Arkansas Pits Popularity vs. AffordabilityLock Icon

Northwest Arkansas leaders are concerned that the region's rising economic tide could leave many in the area vainly searching for an affordable home. read more >
Moshe Safdie, founder of Safdie Architects, and Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and board chairperson, will oversee an expansion of the museum in Bentonville.
Construction / Nonprofits

Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Plans 100,000-SF Expansion

Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art says it will expand the museum by 50%, adding nearly 100,000 SF to the 200,000-SF facility in Bentonville. read more >
Karen Minkel

Council, Walton Foundation Launch Housing Center

The Northwest Arkansas Council, with the support of the Walton Family Foundation, launched a workforce housing center. read more >
Ryan Cork

Cork to Lead Northwest Arkansas Council’s Health Care Division

The Northwest Arkansas Council announced Ryan Cork will be the executive director of the organization’s Health Care Transformation Division. read more >

WeWork Labs Will Launch in Northwest Arkansas

WeWork Labs of New York City will hold a launch for its northwest Arkansas program Oct. 29 in Bentonville. read more >
Education / Nonprofits

St. Louis Nonprofit to Provide Free Programming Course in NWA

LaunchCode of St. Louis will provide a computer programming and job placement course in northwest Arkansas. read more >