Bentonville city officials have unveiled the Bentonville Blueprint, a five-year economic development plan for the city of Bentonville, AR. For those who weren’t able to attend the grand unveiling event in October 2014, the executive summary of the blueprint has been made available at bentonvilleblueprint.com
Work is underway to construct Highway 549, which many of you know as the Bella Vista Bypass corridor. In the near future, the Bella Vista Bypass corridor will connect with Interstate 49 in McDonald County, Missouri.
Upon completion, it will provide direct access to several businesses for community residents to the south and west of Bella Vista, as well as improve transportation connectivity in NWA. So if you’re hearing explosions in the area, there’s no need to duck and cover. That’s just the sound of progress and better efficiency on its way. If you’d like to keep up to date with the construction efforts, head on over to connectingarkansasprogram.com.
Andy Murray, Senior VP of Creative and Marketing Operations for Walmart U.S., presents to the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber’s WalStreet supplier group on September 17, 2014 as part of their WalStreet Speaker Series. Based on his years of experience in the agency world, he shares three takeaways, three areas of focus going forward and three final calls to action. Learn more about the points of his presentation at NewMarketBuilders.com
Bentonville, AR is an amazing city full of awe-inspiring art, from the fine to the culinary, from the ordinary to the extraordinary, from its rich past to its boundary-pushing future. Everywhere you look, whether at the local five-and-dime or Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, you’ll find sights to behold and images to light up your imagination. Check out this tour of Bentonville like you’ve never seen it before, courtesy of Abrupt Arts.
A video highlighting the development of the new Razorback Regional Greenway in Northwest Arkansas won the grand prize in the Professional Production category of the “Faces of Transportation” competition. Developed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, the video helps explain the various benefits of the trail system, which is currently in development.
The 36 mile trail from Fayetteville, AR to Bella Vista will connect the trail systems each city is developing. According John McLarty of the NWA Regional Planning Commission, “The Razorback Greenway is an important transportation link in Northwest Arkansas. It’s part of our alternatives transportation program and just offers an alternative to everybody being in cars all the time.” The Razorback Greenway will connect parks, attractions, schools, shopping areas and nature, and is expected to facilitate a healthy lifestyle for citizens of the NWA and bring attention to the environment.
The award-winning Razorback Regional Greenway video is available at this link. You can also get maps and learn more at www.nwatrails.org. The Razorback Regional Greenway is scheduled for completion in early 2015.