Walker Foundation Provides $1.5M to TheatreSquared Project

Walker Foundation Provides $1.5M to TheatreSquared Project

TheatreSquared announced a $1.5 million leadership grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation toward the Our Next Stage capital campaign, supporting Northwest Arkansas’ dedicated home for professional theatre.

"Willard and Pat Walker were true visionaries in their commitment to this region,” said Martin Miller, TheatreSquared’s executive director. “We’re proud to have the support of the Walker Charitable Foundation to help TheatreSquared inaugurate a space where, over the next decades, millions of Arkansans of every background will discover remarkable live theatre and educational experiences."

Economist: Northwest Arkansas Should Add 5K Jobs in 2019

Economist: Northwest Arkansas Should Add 5K Jobs in 2019

A University of Arkansas economist predicted Northwest Arkansas’ job growth would remain solid throughout 2019.

The prediction made by Mervin Jebaraj that the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area will add 5,000 jobs this year came during the Business Forecast 2019 Luncheon in Rogers. Jebaraj is director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research.