February 2019

NW Arkansas Brewers Might Say Patrons’ Cups Runneth Over

The incredible growth of Northwest Arkansas craft breweries kept right on rolling in 2018.

Brewers in Benton and Washington counties increased their production by 23 percent or more for the fourth year in a row, making 4.2 million pints in 2018.

Economist: Northwest Arkansas Should Add 5K Jobs in 2019

A University of Arkansas economist predicted Northwest Arkansas’ job growth would remain solid throughout 2019.

The prediction made by Mervin Jebaraj that the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area will add 5,000 jobs this year came during the Business Forecast 2019 Luncheon in Rogers. Jebaraj is director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research.