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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.

Studies to be Shared at Annual Event on Nov. 5

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.

U of Arkansas Breaks its Record for Invention Disclosures

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.

State Funds Cover Training for 200 Apprenticeships in NWA

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.

Startup Crawl Brings Together Fans of Entrepreneurs, Craft Beer and Great Music

Startup Crawl 2019 is just three weeks away and there’s an aggressive goal of attracting at least 2,000 people to the event this year.

Modeled after a startup crawl that’s part of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, the 2019 event in Northwest Arkansas takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 on the Fayetteville Square.