3,161 jobs forecast for NW Arkansas

Posted: March 18, 2016 at 3:48 a.m.

Ryan Davis (left) and Joel Hudson, employees for the Fayetteville-based apparel company Lauren James, work on setting up the machine for a shirt printing run Thursday, March 17, 2016 at their warehouse in Fayetteville.

Northwest Arkansas employers expect to hire 3,161 workers and invest $336 million over the next three years, both more than business leaders projected last year.

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