Northwest Arkansas leaders tout the benefits of diversity and inclusion of minorities

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 1:10 a.m.

Northwest Arkansas' increasingly mixed and diverse community helps its economy stay strong and its quality of life high, a panel of experts from Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart and the University of Arkansas said Tuesday.

At a glance

Northwest Arkansas’ population has become more diverse over the years and is projected to become even more so, according to the Northwest Arkansas Council.

Year;1990;2017;2022 (projected)

Percentage white, non-Hispanic;96 percent;73 percent;69 percent

Percentage Hispanic;1 percent;16 percent;18 percent

Percentage Asian;1 percent;3 percent;4 percent

Other minorities;2 percent;7 percent;9 percent

Source: Northwest Arkansas Council

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