Up The Interstate

December 2, 2021

Education

Fayetteville Ranked Among Best College Cities

NWA Daily

Fayetteville has been weighed and measured and found to be one of the best college cities in the US. 

  • Another list: WalletHub compared over 400 US cities of numerous sizes and ranked them based on academic, social, and economic opportunities for students. Fayetteville ranked #20 overall, its "wallet friendliness" being a driving factor in its placement.
  • The place to be: Being a top ranked college city as well as the 4th best place to live in the US says a lot about the culture of Fayetteville. With its arts and entertainment, sports, outdoor recreation and connectivity to surrounding areas, we must agree it’s a pretty great place. 

See the ranking of college cities HERE

Business

A New Co-Working Space In Rogers

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There’s a new, unique shared workspace in Rogers called The CoFounder, making it the first of its kind in the Rogers area. 

  • The office: It recently opened in Founders Plaza, which is a five story, 117,000 sq/ft building in Pinnacle Hills. It’s a Class A office building in which The CoFounder has nearly 9,000 sq/ft of co-working space. 
  • Space of the future: The CoFounder has 17 private offices, a kitchen, conference rooms, plenty of couches and booths, and an outdoor space for food trucks. Some believe co-working spaces are the future of offices, promoting flexibility, diverse interaction, and a more autonomous work life. 

For more information, click HERE

Health & Education

UAMS Expands In NWA

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Northwest Arkansas is about to have a bigger University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) footprint after multiple approved projects

  • Plans: An orthopedic and sports medicine center near I-49 in Springdale is a recently approved UAMS project as part of an NWA expansion
  • Land: The most recent project approval is the acquisition of 48 acres of land in Rogers near I-49 for a UAMS operation. There are no specific plans yet, but the land will be purchased for $8m and an additional 4 acres will be gifted to the facility. 

For more information, click HERE

Health

Pinnacle Hills to Have A New Medical Office

NWA Daily

The Pinnacle Hills area in Rogers is filling up with new businesses and offices, making it quite the district with world class centers throughout. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Arts & Entertainment

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory At The WAC

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Get your golden ticket to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway, showing at the Walton Arts Center until Dec. 5. 

  • A sweet treat: Experience the story you know and love like never before. The songs “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got A Golden Ticket” from the original movie are in the show alongside a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.
  • An add on: Before the show on Dec. 3, there will be a Cocktail Class for individuals 21+. You’ll learn how to make show-themed cocktails yourself and enjoy them with light appetizers. You can book the class along with your show tickets, though spaces are limited!

Book show tickets HERE

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