Blink-182, Travis Scott, Brad Paisley, The Counting Crows and Lady Antebellum will be among the major acts performing this summer at Northwest Arkansas' Walmart AMP.
Not even the weeds are growing as fast as Northwest Arkansas’ craft beer industry.Tax records kept by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration show 11 breweries in Benton and Washington counties produced 33.5 percent more beer in 2015 than they did in 2014. They followed it up with 25.4 percent growth in 2016.
Northwest Arkansas is on pace to be one of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas within three years, an analysis by the Northwest Arkansas Council shows.
The annual analysis is conducted after the U.S. Census Bureau releases new population estimates. The group of Census Bureau estimates, which showed the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA (Northwest Arkansas) had 525,032 residents as of July 1, 2016, was made public today.
A Northwest Arkansas survey showed employers plan to hire more workers over the next three years than they reported in any of four previous annual inquiries.
The 477 employers participating in the 2016 Employer Retention and Expansion (ERE) survey expect to hire 3,621 workers over the next three years. It’s considered a good economic sign when employers expect to hire more people in future years.
A national publication ranked Northwest Arkansas at No. 5 on its list of Best Places to Live.
Only Austin, Denver, San Jose and Washington, DC were ranked ahead of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area on the Best Places to Live list published today by U.S. News & World Report.
Northwest Arkansas’ remarkable economy is likely to produce 11 of every 12 jobs in the state over the next year, a University of Arkansas economist predicted.