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.
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.
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.
Two important research reports about Northwest Arkansas will be shared Nov. 5 at an annual event put on in partnership by the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas Council.
The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Council, will share the findings in the eighth yearly State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report.
Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Arkansas disclosed a record number of invention disclosures for the fiscal year that ended in June.
The 47 invention disclosures filed with the university’s Technology Ventures office showed a 52 percent increase in the number of inventions disclosed compared to the previous fiscal year. Technology Ventures also filed a total of 54 patent applications in fiscal year 2019, up 23 percent compared to fiscal year 2018.
The Northwest Arkansas Council and the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) are partners in a project that creates 200 apprenticeships, a program that includes classroom education and on-the-job training for a minimum of one year. The program includes training in cybersecurity, website development or data analytics as individuals start careers with area companies.