One of the nation’s best places for entrepreneurs to start up their businesses.

Home to three Fortune 500 companies and an R1 university, Northwest Arkansas is well-positioned to be a significant player in the innovation economy, and it is an emerging hotspot for startups.

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Best Metro Area for
Minority Entrepreneurs
FAST
COMPANY
26
Gross Metro
Product
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14
Higher Than National
Income Average
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6
Best Cities
for Jobs
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Let's Get It.

In the middle of the American Heartland and headquarters, Northwest Arkansas has enjoyed national attention from Entrepreneur.com as an unexpected hub for tech startups, from DataFox as one of the best places to found a startup outside of Silicon Valley and from FastCompany.com as a top place for minority-owned businesses.

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Get plugged in at the Startup NWA Blog, your destination for entrepreneurship stories and business growth highlights from the Heartland.

Startup NWA
October 30, 2018

Herculean Work by Herculean Entrepreneurs

Engine e-Commerce closes a significant funding round and Food Loops recognized as "Innovator of the…
Startup NWA
October 15, 2018

Report: NWA Makes Solid Advancements in Number of Businesses

A new report shows Northwest Arkansas experienced some its best numbers when it came to…
Startup NWA
October 1, 2018

Northwest Arkansas: Focused on Tech and Fueled by Innovation

Technology and tech talent are huge parts of what's driving the success of our region's…
Startup NWA
September 28, 2018

WIRED Covers Bentonville Conference Focused on Flying Cars

The article entitled, "Inside the Secret Conference Plotting to Launch Flying Cars", covers details of…
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