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.

Learn More
2
Best Metro Area for
Minority Entrepreneurs
FAST
COMPANY
26
Gross Metro
Product
U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC
ANALYSIS
14
Higher Than National
Income Average
U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC
ANALYSIS
6
Best Cities
for Jobs
U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC
ANALYSIS

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.

Discover Your Resources
Blog

Get plugged in.

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

Startup NWA
September 17, 2019

The Bridge Is Walmart’s Unique Program to Commercialize Startups

The Bridge is a unique, seven-month-long commercialization program that helps Walmart find and commercialize Israeli…
Startup NWA
August 20, 2019

Third Annual Startup Crawl Returns to Northwest Arkansas

Startup Crawl 2019 will return to downtown Fayetteville on Friday, Sept. 13, for an evening-long…
Startup NWA
July 31, 2019

This Fayetteville Startup Has Quietly Raised Over $174K on Kickstarter

Fayetteville Startup LIVSN Designs Cruises Past Kickstarter Goals A guest post by Startup Junkie If…
Startup NWA
July 22, 2019

A New Home for Supply Chain and Logistics Startups

How to become the ultimate Supply Chain & Logistics innovation ecosystem? Take three of the…
Read More
Reach Out

Your startup starts here.

Not so far away in the Heartland, your journey awaits. Drop us a line to discover how Northwest Arkansas can make the difference for your startup.