About Us

Who we are

The Northwest Arkansas Council is a private, nonprofit organization committed to sustaining and improving Northwest Arkansas as a great place to live and conduct business. We serve as a catalyst and collaborator for finding solutions to the opportunities and challenges facing this thriving region.

What we do

We collaborate with business and civic leaders, local chambers of commerce and other key stakeholders to develop and implement a three-year strategy for improving Northwest Arkansas. Our work, supported by an impressive group of companies, local leaders and regional partners, focuses on:

  • Economic development
  • Physical infrastructure
  • Workforce development
  • Regional stewardship

Through continued focus in these key areas, Northwest Arkansas will remain great for business, great for life and globally competitive.

How we can assist you

The Northwest Arkansas Council is equipped to lead you from the research phase of your search to the completion of your company’s move to one of the most vibrant regions in the country.

We are in the site selection business and companies are used to working with people like us. We are here to serve your every need and to make your transition seamless.

Actively supported and empowered by high-level executive leaders at homegrown, world-class corporations that include Walmart, Sam’s Club, Tyson Foods, Simmons Foods and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, we are in a unique position to connect your company or family with key stakeholders and influencers. The active leadership behind the success story of this region continues to be a key differentiator.


  • Mike Harvey — Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Anna Clark - Project Manager
  • Stacey Sturner — Project Manager
  • Rob Smith — Communications and Policy Director
  • Kathryn Hunt — Office Manager

Office Location

4100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 205
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
Phone: (479) 582-2100
Email: main@nwacouncil.org