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July 3, 2021


Weekend Roundup

Downtown Bentonville Inc.

It's one of the biggest weekends of the summer, and NWA is doing it right for America's birthday.

  • "Berry" fun times: Spaceberry Music Festival is happening in Eureka Springs this weekend.
  • Gully Park concert: The local, neighborhood concert is rescheduled for tonight in east Fayetteville.
  • Lighting the sky: There is a long list of fireworks shows happening around the region that you can find here and here.
  • WOZ: Women of OZ monthly flagship ride is this Saturday in downtown Bentonville.
  • First Friday: Bentonville's monthly downtown First Friday event is tonight.
  • Live music: NWA has plenty of opportunities for you to experience live music over the holiday weekend.
  • New works: Check out the Momentary and Crystal Bridges new exhibits on display starting this weekend.
  • Farmers markets: And finally, all the farmers markets will be in full swing this weekend. Located at your city's downtown square.

Enjoy the weekend, and we will see you TUESDAY.

Regional News

Work Life Balance

NWA Daily

Balancing family and work can be tough to manage. Three Arkansas cities make it a little easier though, evidenced by their top 10 ranking for the best cities for working parents in the U.S.

  • The big three: Fayetteville landed at No. 7 in SmartAsset's study best place to life as a working parent. The cities were graded on ten metrics, and Fayetteville stood out in half of the topics assessed.
  • Splitting hairs: Fayetteville ranked lower than the other two Arkansas cities largely due to its higher housing costs; however, it had lower unemployment than the other two. Jonesboro and Conway were the other two Arkansas cities at No. 4 and No. 5.

Find out more about the top cities for working parents and the metrics behind the ranking, HERE.

Regional Economy

Joblessness Declining in NWA

NWA Daily

This time last year, our lives and economy looked a bit different, but things are beginning to look up, especially in the jobs department. There were 61k more jobs this year in Arkansas compared to May 2020.

  • 9.1%: The job gain from May 2020 in Northwest Arkansas. This was the biggest jump of any metro area in the state. As a result, in May 2021, the region's jobless rate was only at 3.2%.
  • More numbers: Only half of the people unemployed in May of 2020 are still in that category at only 9k, with the region's workforce surpassing 295k.

Read more about the positive news HERE - this is a trend we want to keep up!

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Cool Jobs in NWA

Jobs that were posted to our community Job Board recently:

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