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NWA Airport Announces Nonstop Service to San Francisco

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport announced it would have nonstop jet service from northwest Arkansas to San Francisco.

The direct flight from United Airlines, which will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, will begin Oct. 25. Kelly Johnson, XNA’s director, said officials have been working for a while to obtain a direct flight to San Francisco... Read full article at Arkansas Business.

 

Financial Quarter Planned to Revitalize More of Downtown Little Rock

With hopes of revitalizing more of downtown Little Rock, studioMAIN is leading an effort to create the Financial Quarter, an area stretching from Sixth Street to the Arkansas River and Main Street to Broadway.

According to Glen Woodruff, director of business development for Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Architects and the studioMAIN coordinator for the project, the goal of the Financial Quarter is to draw people out of their offices and on to the streets. He said that right now, employees go into the parking decks, take the elevator to their offices and leave when 5 p.m. comes around... Read full article at Arkansas Business.

 

Recent recognition of trails expected to increase Northwest Arkansas tourism

The International Mountain Biking Association has given Northwest Arkansas a new designation recognizing the region's trail systems and can be used as a marketing tool to increase tourism, according to officials... Read full article at Arkansas Online.

 

Why Wal-Mart, an icon of suburbia, had to urbanize its hometown

BENTONVILLE, Ark.— When Jerome Lynch first met a Wal-Mart recruiter at a conference in Washington D.C., he had no intention of joining up. He couldn’t even guess where it was based.

"I said ‘I don’t know, Texas?' She said 'no, Bentonville, Arkansas.' I kind of wrote it off right and there,” recalled Lynch, 23. "The first thing that popped in my mind was cows, and trees, and probably people hiking.” Not something he was used to in his hometown of Miami, where he’d arrived from Jamaica as a toddler. "I was a little nervous from that standpoint,” Lynch said... Read full article at The Washington Post.

 

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