Our Mission

To encourage, support, and aide economic growth and development for the southwest Arkansas region. We do this through improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the area’s transportation systems. Ultimately, we work to make sure our business and industry leaders can rely on a quality transportation network to facilitate their business endeavors.

News

Hostess Brands to Add New Bakery in Arkadelphia, Ark., to Meet Increased Demand

Company will convert idled factory to state-of-the-art facility, add 150 new jobs over next three years LENEXA, Kan. /PRNewswire/ — Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK), a leading sweet snacks company, has announced that it will convert an idled factory in Arkadelphia, Ark., into a state-of-the-art bakery. The bakery is expected to be operational in the second half of 2023 …

Resolute Acquires Louisiana-Pacific’s 50% Equity Interest in Resolute-LP Engineered Wood Partnership

MONTRÉAL – /CNW Telbec/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the 50% equity interest of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) in Resolute-LP Engineered Wood Larouche Inc. and Resolute-LP Engineered Wood St-Prime Limited Partnership located in Quebec. In connection with the closing, Resolute entered into agreements with Louisiana-Pacific for …

Ouachita reports highest total spring enrollment in more than 25 years

By Felley Lawson/OBU ARKADELPHIA, AR – Ouachita Baptist University has reported record spring enrollment for the second consecutive year, with a total Spring 2022 headcount of 1,663. This represents a 2.7% increase over Spring 2021 and the highest spring enrollment in more than 25 years. In Fall 2021, Ouachita celebrated a number of historic school records including …