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Runway Group Co-Founder Tom Walton Named CEO

Chris Seay, the company's current CEO, will retire at the end of March. read more >
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Arkansas Year in Review: Top 10 Business Stories of 2023Lock Icon

Businesses and consumers in Arkansas and the rest of the country spent 2023 in the shadow of rising interest rates. Businesses dealt with other adversity, including rising insurance rates and a deadly March tornado. Other stories this year were more hopeful. read more >
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Buffalo National River Redesignation: Pros and ConsLock Icon

The debate about redesignating the Buffalo National River reignited 50 years of resentment and suspicion. read more >
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OZ Brands Launches Gravel Cycling Brand

The OZ Gravel website includes curated routes that take riders on beginner, intermediate and advances courses throughout the area. read more >
Bryan Sanders, husband of Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks after the governor announced the establishment of the Natural State Initiative on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2023, at the Arkansas State Capitol.
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Outdoor Recreation is ‘Big Business,’ With Room to GrowLock Icon

Outdoor recreation contributed nearly 40,000 jobs and $3.5 billion to Arkansas’ gross domestic product in 2021, but state officials believe that is just a fraction of what the industry can accomplish. read more >
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Wilderness Conference Set For Bentonville

The conference will be co-hosted by Visit Bentonville, the city’s visitors bureau, and the Runway Group. read more >
Brian Shaw, vice president of development at Blue Crane of Bentonville
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Blue Crane Hires Brian Shaw as VP

Shaw co-founded Sage Partners in 2005 and served as CEO until March 2021 when he became the chairman of Cushman & Wakefield/Sage Partners. read more >
A rendering of a hotel being developed in downtown Bentonville by Ropeswing Hospitality and Blue Crane
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Hotel Project With Cycling Amenities Set For Downtown Bentonville

The facility will have 142 rooms, an event center and amenities designed for cyclists such as a bike valet and storage. read more >
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Krista Cupp Takes On Expanded Role at Runway Group

She's taking over as vice president of community affairs after the departure of Mike Malone. read more >
Mike Malone, University of Arkansas vice chancellor for economic development
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics

UA Names Mike Malone to Economic Development Position

As part the job, he'll share oversight of the university's Institute for Integrative and Innovation Research. read more >
Steuart Walton
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North Arkansas College to Host Economic Development Summit

Steuart Walton and Startup Junkie founder Jeff Amerine will be keynote speakers read more >
Kelly Hale Syer, executive director of Downtown Springdale, is optimistic about revitalization, along with Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse, center, and Bill Rogers, an official with the Springdale Chamber of Commerce. They are seen here on Emma Street, the backbone of the city’s Downtown Master Plan.
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Springdale Hopes to Maintain New Momentum DowntownLock Icon

Springdale hopes to build on recent efforts to reinvigorate its downtown. read more >