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Bentonville-based Game Composites, an aircraft manufacturer with a facility at Louise Thaden Field, obtained a production certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration this week. The certificate allows the company to produce the GB1 Gamebird plane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Courtesy / Matriarch

The intertribal indigenous women’s group Matriarch is staging an interactive program at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville June 22. Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services and also conducts public outreach. The two-part event which begins at 3 p.m.

Since 2010, the population of the City of Bentonville has grown by 45 percent from about 35,300 to 51,100, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. As Mayor Stephanie Orman tell us, the growth means changes to terms held by the city’s elected officials, as well as opportunities and challenges with regard to infrastructure and services.

Courtesy / Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play, a supply chain and logistics accelerator with locations in Silicon Valley, New York City and other major cities around the world, is establishing a presence in northwest Arkansas.

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An annual development report for 2018 suggests Bentonville is still growing in both population and building permits. We speak with a city planner to get some context on the trend.