The Northwest Arkansas Story
Fueled by an amazing entrepreneurial spirit, Northwest Arkansas emerged from modest beginnings to become one of the nation's dynamic economic regions. Industry leaders such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods, Simmons Foods, and J.B. Hunt started here, and their presence continues to drive Northwest Arkansas growth.
Northwest Arkansas is evolving, and the Northwest Arkansas Council relies on its positive experiences and lessons learned over the past 28 years to take on new challenges. The nonprofit organization aims to ensure the region’s successful future by working with partners to advance quality of life, improve the region’s workforce, upgrade infrastructure and keep up with the region’s impressive growth.
The Council is well-recognized for its ability to take on new challenges, and one stream of the organization’s recent work focuses on the region’s $2.7 billion healthcare economy. A new report, called Northwest Arkansas Healthcare: Assessment, Economic Impact and Vision for the Future, was made public in January 2019. The research report about the healthcare economy presents new challenges that leaders are eager to tackle with the kind of energy and dedication that’s the norm in Northwest Arkansas.
Great for business
Northwest Arkansas Info provides data to assist company owners and site selectors interested in doing business in Northwest Arkansas.
It's enough to start the evaluation, but the Northwest Arkansas Council stands ready to provide other information that helps companies learn how the region stacks up.
Statistics about the economy, the communities and the cost of doing business in Northwest Arkansas are on the website. The Northwest Arkansas economy is strong, the communities are impressive, and business costs are low.
Great for life
Finding NWA is a recruitment tool created to be the home base for job candidates and other people interested in relocating to Northwest Arkansas.
Through curated visuals, diverse community stories, and continuously fresh content, the website shows potential newcomers why Northwest Arkansas was ranked No. 5 on a 2017 list of Best Places to Live in the U.S.