A new report finds construction has not kept pace with the population growth in Northwest Arkansas, which is contributing to a lack of affordable housing.
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Carol Silva Moralez is the new CEO of Upskill NWA, an organization serving nontraditional workers who lack access to the resources they need to change careers.
EforAll is now accepting applications for its free English and Spanish Business Accelerator programs. The deadline to apply is Oct. 28 and programs start in January 2022.
The Kiva NWA Hub provides zero interest loans to underrepresented business owners. Interested entrepreneurs can learn more about the process during a free workshop July 22.
To meet the growing demand for workers, the NWA Council is launching a new organization that provides nontraditional students with resources to help advance their careers.
Jude Kearney is the new chairman of the Winrock International Board of Directors. The Arkansas native is the first African American to be elected to the position.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides billions in relief funds for restaurants impacted by the pandemic. The program targets socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
EforAll is launching a free, year-long Business Accelerator program in the Northwest Arkansas community. Programs will be offered in English and Spanish.
A new report found minority business owners in Arkansas applied for lending at a disproportionately lower rate than white business owners, but were denied lending at a higher rate.
A new study from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas finds access to capital and racial bias are the biggest barriers facing women of color entrepreneurs in the state.
Black-Owned NWA is hosting the Northwest Arkansas Black-Owned Business Expo Feb. 27 at Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale.
Next week, Startup Junkie is hosting two free virtual workshops aimed at Black and Brown entrepreneurs.
As part of its Spanish Seminar series, the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce will host an event Feb. 25 focused on starting a business in Arkansas.
During a free virtual workshop Feb. 11 participants will learn about state procurement regulations and procedures for submitting bids with the state.
The Arkansas economy lost 44,000 jobs in 2020 and economists predict it will be some time before jobs return.
Esperanza Massana-Crane is the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division.
A virtual discussion Jan. 27 will address ways for minority entrepreneurs to secure nontraditional funding and overcome the wealth gap.
From February to April, the number of active, Black small business owners dropped by almost half. In the latest episode of our Affirmative Action podcast, we explore how Arkansas business owners are coping amid the pandemic and if efforts to support Black-owned businesses have helped them.
Musician Big Piph highlights minority creatives across the state in a new Arkansas PBS digital series that debuts Nov. 10.
Minority and women-owned business owners can earn certification at a virtual workshop Nov. 17.
Bryan Pollard of the Native American Journalists Association is researching press freedom in Indian Country.
This gallery features books from writers such as James Baldwin to artwork by Arkansas natives