by Brad Henry -

COVID-19 considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably affected Arkansans’ daily lives and routines. One night recently, my 9-year-old daughter asked if I experienced something like this when I was her age. Of…

by Mark Zweig -

An honest assessment

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared in the March 16 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Recent reporting would lead most people to believe the Washington County housing market…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Hallelujah

“Maybe there’s a God above but all I’ve ever learned from love was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya. “But it’s not a cry that you hear tonight….

by Robert George -

The local, legal perspectives on COVID-19

As the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) reverberate through the economy, local companies would be wise to consider, and to prepare for, legal issues important to managing the business fallout…

by Grace Johnson -

Legal landmines in a digital world

Through technology advancements, the marketing world has adapted to the way consumers communicate, shop and spend. Marketers find ways to grab the attention of audiences and stand out in the…

by Rich HIllman -

Farmers are ready for a rebound

Farmers are optimistic. They have to be with weather, government policy, market fluctuations and pests and diseases all part of the daily lives of Arkansas’ farmers and ranchers. That said,…

by Bryan Day -

The river rolls on

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) provides an economic benefit of nearly $2 billion a year to Arkansas. Operating 24 hours a day year-round, it’s a force that serves…

by Katie Laning Niebaum -

Powering Arkansas’ economy

The advanced energy economy is an increasingly important economic driver in Arkansas, with innovation, declining costs and favorable policies helping to drive the deployment of advanced energy solutions. The state…

by Grant Tennille -

Rethinking economic development

The second decade of this century didn’t begin, for me, until Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Working in then-Gov. Mike Beebe’s office, I received a call that Georgia-Pacific would be idling…

by Randy Zook -

The workforce question

While there were ups and downs along the way, 2019 finished as a banner year for the Arkansas economy. Both nationally and in the state, the job market continued its…

by Ray Hanley -

Have a heart? Keep it healthy

Arkansas has the highest death rates for heart attack and stroke in the nation – 64% higher than the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

by Chris Simon -

How to ID the real purpose of success

Everyone wants to be successful. Maybe to be wealthy, influential or have the freedom to pursue your dreams. But what is the definition of success? To live a life you…