Rogers mayor notes city accomplishments, says more development in the pipeline

Rogers Mayor Greg Hines said the explosion of growth around the city in the past decade is nowhere near complete. Hines said his team meets often with those who have an interest in locating or expanding their operations.

"We met with Top Golf executives last week again and they are committed to this region along with Hunt Ventures. They will be submitting a large scale project plan to the city in the coming weeks and this project will go through that development process. I don't yet have any timeline or schedule that I can release. I will say they are coming to Rogers," Hines told Talk Business & Politics.

He said Top Golf is great example of how far the region has come in the past few years. City leaders have been talking with them for at least five years but the answer was always the same: the population numbers were not enough.

"Rogers is approaching the 70,000 mark by the next Census," Hines said during a Thursday (Sept. 27) presentation at the Cross Church Summit Luncheon.

But the entire region boasts a population of roughly 537,500 people and continues to be growing a faster clip than most metros in the country. Hines said city leaders have done a great job selling the region to businesses like Top Golf and At Home which opened in Rogers last year. Each of those retail businesses don't usually build in markets of this size, nor does Dave 7 buster's or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, but each have landed in Rogers, he noted.


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