northwest arkansas

Northwest Arkansas Council President and CEO Nelson Peacock

Northwest Arkansas project aims to provide affordable housing for area’s workers

BY: - July 18, 2023

Construction will soon begin on an apartment complex featuring units reserved for Northwest Arkansas workers who’ve been pushed out of the region by rising housing prices and unprecedented population growth. The 77-unit mixed-income apartment project on Emma Ave. in downtown Springdale will include 30 units permanently reserved for households earning below the region’s area median […]

Walton Arts Center board members resign after CEO declines to host drag events aimed at minors

BY: - May 19, 2023

Six members of the Walton Arts Center Board of Directors announced their resignations Friday afternoon in light of the center’s decision not to host drag events for minors during Northwest Arkansas Pride celebrations next month. “After careful consideration, we are compelled by our consciences to make this decision,” board secretary and treasurer Casey Hamaker wrote […]

Local residents gather at Fayetteville's The Commons Bar & Café in Northwest Arkansas, one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, according to recent census data. (Photo credit: Northwest Arkansas Council)

Migration to NW Arkansas fuels state’s population growth in 2022

BY: - January 31, 2023

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Jasmine Hudson never thought she would be a long-term Arkansas resident after moving to the Bentonville area to take a job with Walmart Inc. The Tennessee State University graduate joined the Arkansas retail giant nearly a decade ago. She left the company during the COVID-19 pandemic to start her own business with […]