Being online since 1998, The Richland Group has developed digital marketing for countless businesses across Arkansas. One of our favorite parts about helping clients throughout the state is hearing the ways that specific businesses are intertwined with its towns. This past Sunday, Rex Nelson, a Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist, wrote about Newport’s development in two featured columns.


A town that experienced a sharp decline in population during the 1980s is now progressing in education, youth development, and community revitalization. One notable transformation mentioned is the downtown Depot Days. Beginning as a September-based festival, Depot Days has been transformed to various events from May through October. An additional column highlights the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 Museum in downtown Newport as well as the Delta Arts Festival that concluded this past weekend. What was once a desolate downtown has grown to a popular meeting place for events and businesses alike with expectant growth in the 2020 census.


As people, events, and revitalization continues to join together in Newport, The Richland Group continues to cheer on the success of the town and its businesses. We look forward to continuing our client relationships in Newport and are excited to see even more growth in the near future!


Read the full stories below:

Coming together in Newport: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jun/09/coming-together-in-newport-20190609/
Rockabilly in Arkansas: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jun/09/rockabilly-in-arkansas-20190609/?opinion


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