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Targeted Industries

Knowledge Economy

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville achieved elite status and joins the 108 elite research universities (top 2%) in the nation. It has over 21,000 students and operates a premier science and technology park. Collaborating together, they can assist companies in their research and development and/or workforce needs. Companies may also licensed patents, etc. from the U of A to incorporate new technologies into their processes.

Medical and Healthcare Sector

Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas region have leading hospitals and a satellite of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Washington Regional Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Arkansas, and 23rd in the nation, to achieve dual accreditation for Chest Pain and Heart Failure from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). The area is fast becoming a regional healthcare powerhouse, attracting patients and research dollars.  

Arts & Culture/Creative Economy

Fayetteville is a cultural center with a unique mix of people and natural environment that give Fayetteville its flavor. With the Walton Arts Center, museums, and many art gallaries in Fayetteville coupled with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the region is an eclectic place poised for cultural and artistic growth.

Experience Economy  

Tourism is a thriving industry in Fayetteville. Each year, thousands of people flock to Fayetteville for events such as the Arkansas Razorback sporting  events and Bikes, Blues and BBQs.  Visitors travel to Fayetteville and northwest Arkansas to enjoy the numerous natural parks, to experience what the entertainment district has to offer, and to visit unique sites such as the Clinton Museum.

Clean and High Technology

Fayetteville is a city dedicated to going green.  It boasts of a green Technology Park and a Sustainability Center to collaborate and partner with public and private enterprises to make Fayetteville the green epicenter of the nation.  Fayetteville, with a growing population of highly educated citizens is a great place for clean technology.

National And Regional Headquarters 

Fayetteville's low cost of living and business friendly atmosphere lend itself as a great place for national and regional headquarters. Major companies that have made the Fayetteville region their home include Walmart, Tyson, and JB Hunt.