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Arkansas Pharmacists Association Names Michael Morrison as Senior Adviser (Movers & Shakers)

He previously served as the deputy communications director and director of visual media for the Arkansas attorney general’s office. read more >
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Rising Lot Preparation Costs Propel Housing Prices in NWA

According to the Northwest Arkansas Council’s workforce housing council, the region will need 90,000 more homes in the next 20 years. read more >
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Career Realignment: Report Calls for Fine-Tuning Workforce Training Programs in NWALock Icon

The study by the Walton Family Foundation said that many of the programs taken by high school students are in career pathways that are not the region’s high priorities. read more >
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USL Arkansas Scores Big: Bringing Pro Soccer to NWA in 2026

The teams don’t have names, the ownership group isn’t finalized and designs for the new stadium in Rogers haven’t been completed, but USL Arkansas aims to bring soccer to northwest Arkansas in 2026. read more >
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Arkansas Leaders See Utah’s High-Tech Success as Model for Economic Transformation

Utah, with its emphasis on research, entrepreneurship and quality of life, has become one of the top states for high-tech industries. Arkansas is looking to borrow from the western state's playbook. read more >
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Rising Rent Prices Mean More Homes for Rent

The surge in housing prices in northwest Arkansas is attracting investors buying houses to turn them into rental properties. That has meant a drop in the percentage of owner-occupied houses, a decline taking place for at least a decade. read more >
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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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‘Big Emma’ to Bring Affordable Housing to Downtown Springdale

The 77-unit development is funded by a $6.75 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation. read more >
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NWA Leaders Seek to Boost Local Workforce

Several nonprofits and schools are working to recruit and train local students with the hopes of helping them build a career. read more >
Nonprofits / Public Companies

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 >

Northwest Arkansas Council Hosts FutureIsNow Session at Crystal Bridges

The session will feature a panel of community activists, city officials and a representative from the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington D.C., the city’s first elevated public park. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

7 Entrepreneur Teams to Compete in NWA Recycles Pitch Contest

The pitch competition is part of Rethinking Trash: Entrepreneurship in Waste & Recycling, a free public event. read more >
The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce partners with other organizations to improve the lives of local residents.
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It’s Not Bragging If It’s True (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

It’s past time central Arkansas crafted a singular vision for itself to grow its economy. read more >
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Northwest Arkansas Boasts 2,000 Open Tech JobsLock Icon

During a time of mass tech layoffs, the Northwest Arkansas Council is advertising the abundance of open tech positions in the area. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Nonprofits / Small Business

Look Local to Broaden Your Talent Pool (Yee-Lin Lai Commentary)

To thrive, Arkansas’ economy must work for all. These programs aim to reduce income equality. 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 >
Kyle Leyenberger and Tori Rogers
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Downtown Little Rock Partnership Hires 2 New Directors (Movers & Shakers)

Kyle Leyenberger is the new director of communications, and Tori Rogers is the new director of events. read more >
Donnie King, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. in Springdale
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Public Companies

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 >
A rendering of the wetlands at the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine
Construction / Education / Nonprofits

Alice L. Walton School of Medicine Pioneers a ‘Whole Health’ ApproachLock Icon

The new medical school is set to break ground this spring in Bentonville and will incorporate holistic principles in its teaching. read more >