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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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
November 4, 2019

Cool Job Alert: Executive Director, Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to hire an executive director to…
Startup NWA
October 15, 2019

Northwest Arkansas: The World’s Hotspot for Innovation and Supply Chain Management

Guest post by Dean Matthew Waller, University of Arkansas – Sam M. Walton College of…
Startup NWA
October 2, 2019

Cool Jobs Alert: Growing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in NW Arkansas

Are you interested in helping Northwest Arkansas identify, source and support startups and entrepreneurs? If…
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…
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