About: Michael Tilley

Michael Tilley is the president and managing editor of The City Wire, a content partner with Talk Business & Politics. He can be reached by email at MTilley@TheCityWire.com.

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NWA Population Rises Above 500,000; Fort Smith, Pine Bluff Decline

New estimates from the U.S. Census show that Northwest Arkansas’ population grew 8.3% between April 2010 and July 2014, while  Continue Reading »

Arkansas Tourism Ticker: All Measurements Positive For Inaugural Report

Three key measurements of Arkansas’ leisure and hospitality sector ended 2014 in positive territory, with 16 of the 18 Arkansas cities reviewed showing year-over-year hospitality tax gains, according to the inaugural report of the Arkansas Tourism Ticker.

U.S. Shipping Industry Rate Revenue Expected To Rise In 2015

Activity in the national shipping industry was likely up almost 3% in January, according to the Cass Freight Index. A  Continue Reading »

U.S. Corps Of Engineers Upgrades Arkansas River To ‘High-Use System’

Even with a 3% decline in tonnage shipped on the Arkansas River in 2014, the 445-mile system has been upgraded  Continue Reading »

Justice Scalia: Court Doesn’t Need Cultural Diversity To Do Its Job

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a Fort Smith audience that seeking cultural diversity among the nine members of the nation’s highest court is not a “good idea.” That’s not all he had on his mind.

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