Tagged: Steve Womack

XNA Prepares to Soar as Passengers Return

XNA Prepares to Soar as Passengers Return

Restaurants & FoodTransportationCover Story

Leaders at the Northwest Arkansas National Airport say they’re on course, welcoming back business travelers, refocusing on long-planned capital improvements and acquiring land for expansion. read more >

UA Cashing In for Computer Chips

UA Cashing In for Computer Chips

WhispersTechnology & Telecom

The University of Arkansas has been awarded another one-year, $5.4 million grant to equip its semiconductor fabrication center. read more >

SBA Administrator Visits Northwest Arkansas

SBA Administrator Visits Northwest Arkansas

Restaurants & Food

Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Administration, on Friday told northwest Arkansas business owners that the agency is ready to continue helping them and wants to know about their current experiences as well as the future challenges they expect to face. read more >

'Hold the Phone' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

'Hold the Phone' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionBanking & FinanceHealth CareEditor's Note

Republicans make a big distinction between spending and cutting taxes, but it’s a distinction without a difference when the money has to be borrowed either way. read more >

Startup Junkie Foundation Awarded $650K CARES Grant

Startup Junkie Foundation Awarded $650K CARES Grant

Technology & Telecom

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced Monday that it will award a $650,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Startup Junkie Foundation of Fayetteville, to provide technical assistance to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in northwest Arkansas. read more >

Springdale Gets $1.5M Infrastructure Grant

Springdale Gets $1.5M Infrastructure Grant

Transportation

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the city of Springdale to support business growth by improving roadway infrastructure needed to ease the movement of commercial traffic. read more >

NWA Health Care’s SOS: Help Wanted

NWA Health Care’s SOS: Help Wanted

Health CareCover Story

Much like college coaches who recruit high school phenoms with a mix of promises of glory and academic achievement, health care executives in northwest Arkansas are honing their pitches to attract needed personnel. read more >

UA Receives $10M Grant to Clean Up Reactor Site

UA Receives $10M Grant to Clean Up Reactor Site

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to complete cleanup of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor – known as SEFOR – near the Strickler community in southern Washington County. read more >

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

Technology & TelecomCover Story

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases. read more >

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

Level the Playing Field (Editorial)

OpinionTechnology & Telecom

An injustice is being done to retailers in Arkansas, the local mom-and-pop enterprises that bring life to any town’s Main Street, an injustice that also hurts local government. That is the inability of states to collect sales taxes on online purchases. read more >

I’m Not Charlie (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I’m Not Charlie (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

Free speech in all its forms is a fundamental concept, especially for Americans whose culture has been sculpted by the First Amendment, and yet it can be very hard to grasp and even harder to live by. read more >

No More Stalling on Marketplace Fairness (Randy Zook Commentary)

No More Stalling on Marketplace Fairness (Randy Zook Commentary)

OpinionTechnology & Telecom

It has been widely reported that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has promised that the Marketplace Fairness Act will not surface in 2014. Congress’ failure to act on this important measure is a huge setback for Arkansas’ businesses, for our retail and commercial industries, and is another blow by Washington to Arkansas’ economy. read more >