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October 2019

Heartland Forward Launches As “Think And Do” Tank Dedicated To U.S. Heartland

Heartland Forward launched this week as a “think and do” tank focused on advancing economic performance in the center of the United States. Heartland Forward will develop original policy research, convene leading voices— including through its flagship event the Heartland Summit — and advocate for policy solutions to increase economic growth across the Heartland region, which has faced a more uneven economic recovery than the coasts.

Movista Acquires Natural Insight

Bentonville-based Movista, Inc., a leading provider of advanced, mobile-first retail execution and workforce management platform, announced the acquisition of Natural Insight, a retail technology provider and its largest competitor. The merger unites two of the largest domain leaders in retail execution technology to greatly consolidate the marketplace.

Arkansas to Knock Out BV Bypass by 2022

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and community leaders celebrated the start of construction on new sections of the Bella Vista Bypass early today, holding a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion.

Today’s celebration at a site near the Arkansas-Missouri state line centered on two projects in Arkansas, with Missouri working to finish a five-mile section of the highway as well.

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

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