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December 2017

Our Top 10: Corporate, Arts Investments Led the Way in 2017

People in most regions would be ecstatic to pull off a year as good as 2017, but Northwest Arkansas is used to being exceptional.

Year 2017 had the added pressure of followed two impressive years. Year 2015 brought the opening of Scott Family Amazeum, major highway construction and the start of the Brightwater Culinary School. Year 2016 saw massive hospital expansions, record enrollment at the University of Arkansas and the finishing of a major Walton Arts Center expansion.

The fact is 2017 did just fine. Northwest Arkansas saw just as many projects get finished up as it did announcements of things to come, and it’s nice to have lots of both.

Finding NWA Provides Hub for All Things Northwest Arkansas

The Northwest Arkansas Council recently updated a portion of its Finding NWA website to pull together information about the region’s latest accolades, about key upcoming events, and about success stories of the region’s companies, nonprofits, cities and residents.

Economics Center Selects Jebaraj as Director

The University of Arkansas need a new director of its Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Mervin Jebaraj has been serving as interim director of the center since April 2017, and he takes the over as director on Jan. 1. He replaces Kathy Deck.

Special thanks to our major investors for their support of the Northwest Arkansas Council and our work in the region:

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