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November 2018

University Receives $23.7M for Research, Economic Development Pursuits

A $23.7 million investment from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation into the University of Arkansas’ research and economic development infrastructure will strengthen the university’s research engine, driving innovation across disciplines, leading to the commercialization of new technologies and ultimately enhancing economic activity in the state. 

The gift was announced Friday at a Campaign Arkansas volunteer steering committee meeting and takes the campaign’s fundraising total beyond $1 billion. The goal of the campaign, which ends in June 2020, is to reach $1.25 billion.

Walmart AMP Gears Up for $13.9M Expansion

Leaders of Northwest Arkansas’ outdoor amphitheater announced today that they’re well on their way to securing $13.9 million to support an expansion of the facility that’ll start next year.

XNA Hits 20th Year, Serves More than 21 Million Passengers

Doubts ran deep when the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport opened its doors on Nov. 1, 1998, but no one today questions how much value the airport brings to the region.

The regional airport, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary today by giving away a three-day trip and other prizes to selected airport visitors, is recognized as one of the region’s most important infrastructure additions in more than 50 years.

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

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