Northwest Arkansas — with a metro area consisting of Benton, Madison, and Washington counties — has become the country’s 100th-largest metro area with the latest crop of movers. From April 2020 to July 2022, its population increased 5.4% to 576,403, according to the latest US Census Bureau data.
General aviation airplane manufacturer Game Composites in Bentonville is offering guaranteed job interviews to people who complete a course in aerospace composite manufacturing offered by the University of Arkansas Global Campus’ professional and workforce development division.
Small towns, big towns, regions and even entire states have launched programs to motivate those like Anela and Ahmed Zuhairy, who moved to Northwest Arkansas to take advantage of the new perks.
“I want to be able to help make this community of northwest Arkansas the best place to live in the U.S. for everyone who is here right now, but also those who will move here in the future,” Peredo said. “What does someone new to the area need to feel welcomed and feel like they belong? We want everyone here to feel this is a place where everyone belongs. That is my story.”
Krista Cupp, communications director for Runway Group, was recognized on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, as a leadership professional and a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2021 Forty Under 40 class.
This fall, students at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) and Minneapolis Community & Technical College can study bikes. The Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician Certificate program — being offered at both schools for the first time — is an accelerated, two-semester program designed to prepare students for employment in the bicycle retail industry. Over the course of a year, students will learn a wealth of new skills, including extensive bicycle repair and service work, bicycle assembly, service department management and business.