Means and ends

April 14, 2022

Transportation & Technology

FreightWaves To Host Its First NWA Event

NWA Daily

FreightWaves, a transportation and logistics data and content provider is hosting its first-ever supply chain event in Northwest Arkansas in May. 

  • Gathering minds: The event is titled The Future of Supply Chain and is geared toward C-level supply chain executives, especially those who are investing in the tech side of the industry. The mission is to gather the greatest minds in the industry to predict future trends as well as showcase emerging technology. 
  • Full schedule: It will take place at Rogers Convention Center May 9-10 and include fireside chats, product demos, interactive sponsor kiosks, keynote speakers, and a J.B. Hunt party. The goal is to learn first-hand about the latest supply chain trends and how companies are handling them.

Learn more and buy tickets HERE

Regional News

NWA Council Receives Responses From Infrastructure Survey

NWA Daily

The Northwest Arkansas Council recently sent out a survey to inform its Infrastructure Work Group about the region’s infrastructure and received back responses that relayed NWA’s highest priorities. 

  • Regional wants and needs: The top priority of those who responded to the survey is protecting the region’s lakes and streams. Next in the line of importance to respondents was building more highways and increasing recycling while reducing waste. 
  • Other findings: The survey includes a majority of respondents expressing that broadband services should be available to everyone, the region needs more public transportation, and there should be a focus on expanding the network of electric vehicle charging stations. 

For the full survey findings, click HERE

Feature Story

NWA Daily Features The Ramble

City of Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville is a world leader in the efforts of environmental sustainability, and the latest 50-acre park project downtown is no exception to the city’s goals.

  • A sustainable park: Construction on the Cultural Arts Corridor or, The Ramble, is currently underway and will be the city’s first large urban park. Though it will be similar to other parks in the U.S., The Ramble will stand out as a result of its attention to the surrounding environment. 
  • Project parts: The primary elements of The Ramble are the Fay Jones Woods, the Razorback Greenway, new streetscapes on West Avenue, a new parking deck on the corner of West and Dickson streets, and a new Civic Space on West Avenue.

For the full NWA Daily story, click HERE

Development

Fayetteville Makes Moves For More Housing

NWA Daily

The latest update in Fayetteville for more housing is a permit approval for townhouses, single-family homes, and commercial units on Old Missouri Rd. 

  • Going up: The plan is for a row of 30 townhouses, 10 single-family homes, and four commercial units to go on a 39-acre site near the intersection of Old Missouri Rd and Rolling Hills Drive in east Fayetteville. 
  • Road changes: Rolling Hills Drive is set to undergo a couple of other projects as well. It will be completely redesigned from College Ave and Old Missouri Road and extended to the west toward Fiesta Square, which will include a redesign of the shopping center parking lot.

Read the full Fayetteville Flyer story HERE

History

Battle of Fayetteville Observance Returns

NWA Daily

The in-person observance of the Battle of Fayetteville has returned and will take place this Saturday, April 16. 

  • To start: It will take place on the grounds of Headquarters House Museum at 118 E. Dickson Street in Fayetteville, and Mayor Lionald Jordan will fire a cannon at 10a and read a proclamation to start the day-long battle observance.
  • Events: After the opening ceremonies with the mayor, there will be activities and events until 4p. Some of the activities include a history lecture, a historic dance group, musket and artillery demonstrations, a brass band concert, and more. 

Read the full KNWA story HERE

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