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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Startup NWA
July 12, 2019

Technology Firm Plans 100 Hires in Northwest Arkansas

West Coast information technology company announced today that it will dramatically expand its Northwest Arkansas…
Startup NWA
July 11, 2019

This Innovation Challenge Aims to Disrupt Supply Chain and Logistics​

If you’ve been wondering where to put your creative or entrepreneurial talent to good use,…
Startup NWA
June 26, 2019

Event Series Highlights Women-Owned Startups in NW Arkansas

Woman-Run and 1 Million Cups are collaborating in the month of August to showcase a…
Startup NWA
June 12, 2019

NW Arkansas Robots Named One of the 5 Coolest Things on the Planet

The article by General Electric entitled "The 5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week" features…
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