NWA Business Journal

A new report from Bentonville think-tank Heartland Forward examines the decline in economic mobility across the Heartland over the past several decades and analyzes the factors that influence economic opportunity or lack thereof.

Courtesy / Little Rock Pediatric Clinic

Today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report features a Roby Brock interview with Chad Rodgers, a practicing pediatrician and the medical director of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. Rodgers discusses the falling rate of child vaccinations during the pandemic, as well as the status of the search for a COVID-19 vaccine.

A 22-month long leadership program through the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture continues through a pandemic. LeadAR offers participants a chance to have a global view of issues facing Arkansas and its communities. A discussion of the latest version of the program is part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, tells us about a proposal for new management at the Fort Smith Convention Center and discusses home sales in the Arkansas River Valley, which have gone up during the pandemic.

Courtesy / Attorney General's Office

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is term-limited in her current job. She tells Roby Brock, with our parter Talk Business and Politics, she's seeking the Governor's Mansion in 2022. That conversation is part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.