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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Higher Than National
Income Average
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Best Cities
for Jobs
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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
January 26, 2019

3 Reasons to Launch a Startup in Northwest Arkansas

The Story of Little Bird is a Story That Encapsulates the Key Reasons Northwest Arkansas…
Startup NWA
January 11, 2019

Fuel Accelerator Announces Inaugural Cohort of Start-Up Participants

Fuel, the new accelerator helping supply-chain startups become enterprise ready, has selected several promising businesses…
Startup NWA
January 6, 2019

Northwest Arkansas Tech Roundup: Debuts and Breakthroughs

Arkansas Coding Academy to Open New Campus in Northwest Arkansas // Metova Wins 2019 IoT Breakthrough…
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…
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