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July 10, 2021

Regional News

Path of Least Resistance

NWA Daily

You'd be hard pressed to find a small business that 'enjoyed' 2020. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reported business closures were around 200k above normal levels in 2020.

  • Resistance: Despite all this, Arkansas ranked as No. 2 for states with the most pandemic-proof small businesses according to WalletHub. And scored above proficient "both for its business environment and workforce support and for the impact and resource access it provided to local small businesses."
  • KPIs: In May 2021, NWA's unemployment rate was hovering at an impressive 3.2%, while Arkansas’s was 4.4%, compared to 5.8% at the national level.

Want to know more? You can read the full report and dive into the numbers HERE.

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Employment

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Business

The Care Corridor

NWA Daily

Arkansas Children's Northwest Hospital is topping off its "Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow" with a $5mm commitment from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

  • Seeds for change: The $250mm campaign will give Arkansas Children's what it needs to meet the growing needs across NWA. The hospital will be the only one of its kind in the region and is fighting to make Northwest Arkansas "the safest, healthiest place to be a child."
  • Hey neighbor: Yesterday, the U of A Board of Trustees approved a land purchase next to Children's NW for a surgery center that will be home to UAMS's orthopedic and sports medicine team. This $85mm facility will is the newest addition to the Care Corridor.

Find out more about the Care Corridor and medical advancement in NWA HERE.

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

It's that time of the week again, and this summer weekend is embracing the heat. Here are some of the hottest spots to be this weekend:

  • Under the stars: The Momentary's Live on the Green is welcoming Catie Waters and Baang tonight with a free show for all of NWA to enjoy.
  • Lighting the garden: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is hosting its Firefly Fling Festival this Saturday.
  • In need of rescue: Rogers Animal Shelter is participating in the "Empty the Shelters" adoption event this weekend.
  • Fun on two wheels: 37North Expeditions is continuing the Fayetteville Adventure Series with the Family Fun Greenway Ride this Sunday at 10a.
  • Into the woods: The CBMAA Forest Concert Series is at it again this Saturday evening. Bring your own seating!
  • Even more music: NWA is alive with the sound of music. Here's a list of shows happening around the region throughout the weekend.

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