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
August 3, 2022

Let the Pitch Competitions Begin!

Calling all innovators and entrepreneurs! Don't miss out on these six opportunities to pitch and…
Startup NWA
May 28, 2022

The Beat on these Entrepreneurial Streets

If you are in NW Arkansas and into startups, entrepreneurship and innovation, you probably know…
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March 28, 2022

Startup Events in Full Bloom this April

It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in NWA. Take advantage of all the…
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March 1, 2022

NW Arkansas Welcomes Global Crowdfunding Thought Leader for Education Sessions

Springboards for Building Up Regional Crowdfunding Community Equity and debt crowdfunding offerings, with retail investors,…
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