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Northwest Arkansas downtowns on the way up

Phases of revitalization vary in big four cities

Subscriber onlyHouses in downtown Bentonville have sold for as little as $40 per square foot in the 14 years that Rustin Chrisco has been renovating homes in the city. Continue reading...

Region's Retiree Appeal Remains Despite Health, Other Concerns

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas scores high as a place for older residents to live, according to a recent in-depth study by the California-based Milken Institute. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Leads State In Environmental Check

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville is Arkansas' first and only city to join Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta to be assessed on environmental and quality-of-life issues by a new national organization. Continue reading...

Recreation abounds on region's public lands, water

Subscriber onlyHiking, fishing, boating, floating, camping, biking and more are within reach of Northwest Arkansas residents. Continue reading...

Regional investments in health, fitness pay dividends, study shows

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas residents are more physically active than people in other parts of the state, but still lag behind national averages for physical activity, according to data from national surveys. Continue reading...

A healthy destination

NWA health care providers add services, locations

Subscriber onlyDarrell Lawhon traveled 760 miles for his gastric bypass surgery. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Experiencing Road Building Bonanza

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is in the middle of a road building boom to ease congestion on the region's crowded highway system. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas tourism, hotel industry show upswing

Subscriber onlySome of the top hotels in the state and the country have set up shop in Northwest Arkansas as tourism to the area rebounds from the recession years. Continue reading...

Commercial development

Retail, office, industrial markets all expanding across region

Subscriber onlyNew commercial buildings dotting Northwest Arkansas' landscape illustrate the economy's fast growth. Continue reading...

Multifamily market remains strong

Subscriber onlyEnrollment growth at the University of Arkansas and an overall increase in Northwest Arkansas' population prompted construction of several new apartment complexes in recent years. Continue reading...

Housing market strengthens as prices rise

Subscriber onlyThe low number of foreclosures and the value of area homes helped Northwest Arkansas earn the 19th spot on the 20 Most Secure U.S. Places to Live, a ranking by Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. Continue reading...

Banks in Northwest Arkansas slowly recovering, expert says

Foreclosures hit banks hard during recession, expert says

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas banks are slowly recovering from the recession and effects from it that hurt the area's economy, said a vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Continue reading...

Building momentum

Home construction market picks up

Subscriber onlyA growing population is fueling Northwest Arkansas' real estate market. Continue reading...

Entrepreneurs fit NWA culture

Area assistance, funding opportunities increase

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' startup community is gaining national attention. Continue reading...

Corporate giants anchor Northwest Arkansas

Wal-Mart, Tyson, Hunt continue to grow

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas continues to find ways to diversify its economy as it grows. Continue reading...

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