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November 2019

Advocates Kick Off Campaign for Highway Funding

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson today joined leaders from many of the state’s leading organizations to kick off the state’s campaign to continue sales tax funding for highways, roads and bridges.

Northwest Arkansas Ranks No. 18 in Per Capita Income, Data Shows

The per capita personal income of Northwest Arkansas residents is among the highest in the nation, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The per capita personal income of $65,306 in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks No. 18 nationally. Its 4.3% growth over a year was below the 4.9% average growth in the nation’s 384 metropolitan statistical areas.

No. 6 Arkansas Soccer Team Faces North Texas this Friday

Sixth-ranked Arkansas Soccer earned a national No. three seed for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, the NCAA committee announced earlier this week. It’s the first and highest tournament seeding for the Razorbacks in program history.

The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Announce Artists in ‘State of the Art 2020’

The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced today that 60 artists have been selected for State of the Art 2020. As part of opening the new contemporary art space, the Momentary, the exhibition will be on view at the Momentary and Crystal Bridges from February 22 through May 24, 2020, free for all visitors.

Mercy Hospital Unveils New Patient Tower

Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas today unveiled its new seven-story patient tower and health services expansion. The 190,000-square-foot expansion cost $147 million and created 150 additional patient beds, as well as more cardiac and general operating rooms. The project included doubling the size of the hospital’s neonatal unit to 19 beds with a 24/7 Intensive Care Unit for premature babies.

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