Ribbon-cutting scheduled for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield building in Springdale

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The Springdale Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 to celebrate the completion of an 81,000-square-foot office building for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In November 2019, Little Rock-based USAble Corp. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arkansas Blue Cross) announced the $3.8 million purchase of the new building’s future site — an 8.81-acre tract west of Interstate 49, southeast of Arvest Ballpark. The property is immediately northwest of the intersection of I-49 and Don Tyson Parkway.

The building will support Arkansas Blue Cross’ growing presence in Northwest Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross headquarters will remain in Little Rock.

“Arkansas Blue Cross has grown and changed with our state for more than seven decades now,” said Curtis Barnett, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Blue Cross. “Northwest Arkansas, in particular, has grown a great deal through those years, and our customer base there has grown with it. So we want to be sure we are serving the members and communities of this region at the highest level.”

Nabholz is the general contractor for the four-story building. Crafton Tull of Rogers is the project’s engineering/architecture firm.

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