Opinion

by Jon Chadwell -

Will your small town die?

Many prognosticators are predicting the death of small-town America. Statistics from the census department seem to concur. About 81% of Americans are classified as living in an urban environment. Small…

by L.J. Bryant -

Diversity leads to better decisions

In politics, a word can become divisive. This can be said of the word “diversity” as well as phrases like “healthcare reform.” You might ask what these two things have…

by Kent Middleton -

On-trend: Marketing in 2019

Scroll. Like. Scroll. Repeat. Now more than ever, American consumers are adopting an “always-on” mentality. We’re endlessly surfing the web, swiping through Instagram or streaming the latest hit show on…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Still on the watch …

Editor’s note: This essay first appeared Dec. 28, 2008, on The City Wire, now Talk Business & Politics. It continues to be an appropriate note to begin a new year.
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by Frank Scott, Jr. -

Little Rock, let’s get to work

December 4, 2018 was a defining moment for Little Rock. Not just because of the historical significance of the Mayor’s race, but because of the clear direction given to us…

by Robyn Staggs -

Infrastructure to grow

Nearly a decade after craft beer first achieved mainstream popularity, industry growth remains steady. The national craft beer market now tops $26 billion, and key players continue to seek new…

by Stacey Mason -

Where the magic happens

I am a big fan of the sciences. I’m an even bigger fan of the arts. And I’m fanatic about the intersection of the two because that’s where the magic…

by Kevan Inboden -

Searching for energy solutions

Coal has been used to produce electricity since the 1880s and has played a major role in providing low-cost electricity for many regions of our country. City Water and Light…

by Jordan Karnes -

Self-storage investors find strong prospects in NWA

New construction and development have been prevalent across Northwest Arkansas, and the self-storage sector is no exception. Whether it’s brand new ground-up projects, expansions or remodels, developers have been addressing…

by Tina Sewell -

Earn an ‘A’ in investing

Forget buyer’s remorse. It’s about this time every fall when parents of college students are often more remorseful about paying for dorm fees or rent rather than an equity-growing investment…