NWA Economic Development News
Success without Compromise
Northwest Arkansas is a metropolitan area with a rapidly growing population of over 500,000 residents in the principal municipalities of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, and Siloam Springs.
A GLOBAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL, FOOD, AND LOGISTICS
Home to the headquarters of three Fortune 500 companies (Walmart, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt), Simmons Foods, America's Car Mart, PAM Transport, and over 1,450 corporate subsidiary offices and well-known consumer brands, Northwest Arkansas has built a world-class infrastructure of professional and technical services to support its flagship industries.
TALENT TO DRIVE YOUR ENTERPRISE
Northwest Arkansas has a remarkable record of attracting, growing, and retaining world-class talent. The population has doubled over the past 25 years, with most of that growth coming from in-migration. Local secondary and post-secondary schools have created nationally recognized programs to serve the growing needs of the regional economy.
ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS
Located near the center of the US population, Northwest Arkansas is, quite simply, in the middle of everywhere. There are several Midwestern markets within a half-day's drive, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas-Fort Worth, Little Rock, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. Access to suppliers and customers is available via 14 nonstop destinations from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA).