Common, the leading real estate brand and tech-driven operating platform, has chosen the finalists for the Remote Work Hub, a Request For Proposals (RFP) to design and build a first-of-its-kind development for a distributed workforce. The five finalists represent five different unique visions and categories of emerging cities that are poised to benefit from the sweeping popularity and necessity of remote work. Respondents from New Orleans, Bentonville, Ogden, Rocky Mount, and Rochester will move into the workshop phase to become Common’s first ever Remote Work Hub locations.

The Under the Radar Gem: Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Bentonville is an affordable midsize city on the rise, with strong leadership and local champions for economic opportunity. The proposal from local real estate trailblazers Blue Crane LLC is a multi-acre that will be master-planned to create a new destination in the city. Northwest Arkansas is home to multiple fortune 500 companies, world-class museums, the University of Arkansas, and well-loved trail systems. The region is economically strong and a great place for startups, entrepreneurship, and established companies alike. This paired with the region’s high quality of life makes Northwest Arkansas a strong choice for developers and investors. Bentonville has a thriving cycling community and was recently named Mountain Biking Capital of the World, where approximately 130 miles of single-track mountain biking trails connect to the city’s downtown. Daily life in Bentonville offers local art and culinary experiences, including performances, an expanding public art scene, restaurants, craft breweries, and more.

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  • Arkansas’s FORMAT Festival Lives Up To Its Promise To Blend Music, Art, and Technology

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    Bentonville, Arkansas may not ring a bell for most people, but this weekend the town hosted a major, new music, art and technology festival: FORMAT. It shouldn’t be a surprise. Bentonville is the home of Walmart and, over the past ten years, the Walton family has done their utmost to…Read More

  • Bentonville’s Yeyo’s makes New York Times 2022 Restaurant List

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    Bentonville’s Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico has landed on the New York Times 2022 Restaurant List, a compilation of 50 restaurants in America selected by food reporters, editors and critics from the New York Times as their favorites of 2022. Yeyo’s is the only Arkansas restaurant featured on this year’s…Read More

  • Local philanthropist and business leaders discuss economic growth in NWA

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    "Given the way that we are developing, and the progress we are making, I see the growth as a positive thing. I fully acknowledge that there are challenges, but I think our region is prepared to handle those in a responsible way." ~Steuart Walton

  • See a sneak peek of a stylish new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

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    Rhinestone cowboy boots stand alongside elegant Hollywood gowns and streetwear pieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s first ever fashion exhibition, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour, which opens this weekend in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • Runway Attends Farnborough International Airshow

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    Not many people know about Farnborough, England, a town of about 58,000 a 30-minute train ride from London. But to those in the aerospace and defense industry, it’s an important city that hosts one of the largest global airshows every other year. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas…Read More

  • Steuart Walton to discuss smart growth in Bentonville on Sept. 15

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    The Bentonville Library Foundation has announced Booked For the Evening with Steuart Walton. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tavola Trattoria, 108 S.E. A St. downtown. The topic is "Smart Growth and Avoiding Complacency." Discussion will revolve around how the community is growing, opportunities and challenges…Read More

  • Oklahoma, Arkansas to create hub for advanced mobility

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    Before a crowd of more than 100 people at the Helmerich Research Center at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a memo of understanding, agreeing to position the two-state region as a national hub of advanced mobility (AM), which includes drones, electric and…Read More

  • We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy (July 2)

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    In a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a rare, original print of the US Constitution (one of only eleven known in the world) is going on view at Crystal Bridges in We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy. In this free exhibition, the document is displayed in conversation with works of art…Read More

  • NWA is ready for takeoff

    Northwest Arkansas has the potential to be a leader in aviation, but creating a culture to support the industry is a slow process, Steuart Walton told Axios. Driving the news: UP.Partners, Steuart and Tom Walton, and Ross Perot Jr. hosted UP.Summit in Bentonville this week, an event that draws established…Read More

  • Bentonville gets star role as setting for UP.Summit conference

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    “How long is it until all of us can get up in one of these things? I think it might be a little while,” Steuart Walton said of the new technologies on display at UP.Summit. “But this is about a long-term vision.” The goal of holding the summit in Bentonville…Read More