Northwest Arkansas Ranks No. 2 Among Mid-Sized Dynamic Metros

Northwest Arkansas ranks as one of the nation’s Most Dynamic Metropolitans, a new report shows.

The region ranks No. 2 among all the nation’s medium-sized metropolitan areas, research made public today by the Walton Family Foundation reveals. Provo, Utah ranks No. 1; Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida is No. 3.

Public Gets First Look at Planned Walmart Home Office

Walmart shared its first view of the company’s planned new home office in Bentonville earlier today.

Videos shared by the company provide viewers with a samplings of how the new buildings on the 350-acre site east of Bentonville’s downtown area will connect with the rest of the community. There are lakes, paved bike trails, pedestrian paths and tall trees envisioned throughout the campus. The company plans to give its full attention to environmental sustainability.

Walmart Remains Fortune 500’s King, but it’s J.B. Hunt that’s Rising Fast

Walmart remains king of the Fortune 500, but it’s one of Northwest Arkansas’ other leading companies that’s rapidly rising up the annual list.

Fortune magazine put J.B. Hunt Transport Services at No. 354, moving the logistics company up 41 spots from a year ago. Top-ranked Walmart and No. 80 Tyson Foods held the same positions as last year.