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Final 13.4 Miles of Delta Heritage Trail Within Sight

The most expensive section of the trail so far is under contract with work poised to begin in Desha County. read more >
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‘Where the Money Is’ (Editorial)

Need capital for a new enterprise? Turn your attention to northwest Arkansas. read more >
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Arkansas’ Biggest Deals in 2023 Total $29B

The No. 1 deal was Nippon Steel’s planned $14.9 billion purchase of U.S. Steel. read more >
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Polk County’s Ambitious Plan to Expand Tourism

A grand plan backed by enthusiastic supporters would build new tourism byways to traverse Polk County by land and air. read more >
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Pedaling Progress: Bentonville’s Evolution as a Global Cycling HubLock Icon

Manufacturers, retailers and tourists discover Bentonville, the self-proclaimed mountain biking capital of the world. read more >
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The Worker Shortfall (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas is facing a “most severe” worker shortage but has an opportunity to reverse course. 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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NWA Tech Summit Celebrates 10 Years

The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit drew a record crowd for its 10th conference last week at the Rogers Convention Center. read more >
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Building Steam: Helena’s Industrial Growth Boosts Rail TrafficLock Icon

Commercial expansion and transportation-related investment at the Helena Port Industrial Park have sparked millions of dollars of infrastructure construction and capital improvements. 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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Summer Headlines (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Legislative action will help take some pressure off independent pharmacies. read more >

Stephanie Cornell Named Executive Director of Walton Family Foundation (Super Mover)

Stephanie Cornell was a managing director of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy nonprofit. 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 >

Stephanie Cornell Named Executive Director of Walton Family Foundation

She's the former managing director of the global venture philanthropy firm Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. read more >

Walton Foundation’s Design Excellence Program Announces 2 Bentonville Projects

The organization also announced the appointment of Ellen Dunham-Jones to the Design Excellence Selection Committee. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

Small Business Lender Kiva NWA Hits 100-Loan Milestone

The nonprofit, whose work has been facilitated by Startup Junkie Foundation of Fayetteville, has now provided more than $800,000 in interest-free loans to the community since it launched in late 2019. read more >
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NWA Farmers Receive Arkansas Grown Grants

The program offers $15,000 grants to eligible farmers in four counties. read more >
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Opera in the Ozarks Gets $34M Grant From Waltons

The grant will fund a new 300-seat theater as well as cabins for faculty housing. read more >

Walton Family Foundation Commits $6M to Tribal Nations Conservation Pledge

The commitment comes amid a megadrought in the American West that has disproportionately affected tribal communities. read more >
Education / Real Estate

Rivercliff Apartments Sell for $16.2MLock Icon

Riverdale apartments and the future home of a new charter school feature in this week’s million-dollar real estate deals in Pulaski County. read more >