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March 2019

Transplace Expansion Will Add Hundreds of Jobs

Rogers city leaders were joined by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to celebrate the massive expansion of logistics company Transplace in Northwest Arkansas.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place today at the building site, located on Magnolia Road near Interstate 49 in Rogers. Construction on the new 150,000-square-foot operations center is set to begin immediately, and Transplace is expected to provide hundreds of additional jobs as it transitions from its Lowell location to Rogers in early 2021. It currently employs more than 600 people in Northwest Arkansas.

Walker Foundation Provides $1.5M to TheatreSquared Project

TheatreSquared announced a $1.5 million leadership grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation toward the Our Next Stage capital campaign, supporting Northwest Arkansas’ dedicated home for professional theatre.

“Willard and Pat Walker were true visionaries in their commitment to this region,” said Martin Miller, TheatreSquared’s executive director. “We’re proud to have the support of the Walker Charitable Foundation to help TheatreSquared inaugurate a space where, over the next decades, millions of Arkansans of every background will discover remarkable live theatre and educational experiences.”

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

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