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Christie Swanson

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Entrepreneurs fit NWA culture

Area assistance, funding opportunities increase

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

Job creation key to growing Northwest Arkansas' economy, experts say

Council cites large number of younger workers as benefit to area

Subscriber onlyEmployers must continue creating jobs to help Northwest Arkansas remain one of the nation's fastest growing regions, local business leaders said. Continue reading...

Building momentum

Home construction market picks up

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

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...

Making the list

Area’s rankings matter for different reasons, experts say

Subscriber onlyAlmost anything can be ranked, and various groups bestow many upon this region. Continue reading...

In year, folks fewer in 75% of counties

Subscriber onlyThree-fourths of the state's counties lost population between 2013 and 2014, new federal census numbers show, and the counties that grew in population gained a total of 16,876. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas metro area officially hits 500,000

Increase is 1.9 percent in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas can officially call itself a member of the half-million club, and it reached the mark sooner than expected. Continue reading...

NWA Council report outlines need for workforce development

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas needs more and better trained workers so businesses can expand and new companies can move to the area, according to a report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

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