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 Northwest Arkansas is the home of the University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship campus. The presence of those companies and the university drives Northwest Arkansas economic growth.
Northwest Arkansas is evolving, and the Northwest Arkansas Council relies on its positive experiences and lessons learned over the past 29 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, create job opportunities, upgrade infrastructure and keep up with the region’s impressive growth.