December 2019

Top 10: Northwest Arkansas Rounds Out Decade on a High Note

Northwest Arkansas has a pretty awesome highlight reel in 2019 to wrap up the decade.

Health care, arts, entrepreneurship and workforce development initiatives, infrastructure improvements and recognition as one of the nation’s best places to live are among the highlights.

The Northwest Arkansas Council compiles an annual year-end summary focused on the year’s best happenings. Only 10 are included, although there were many more regional successes in 2019.

Northwest Arkansas GDP Reaches $23.5 Billion, 20% increase since 2013

The Northwest Arkansas economy grew by nearly $4 billion over a five-year span, new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows.

The bureau’s statistics show the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area’s gross domestic product reached $23.5 billion last year, an increase of nearly 20% since 2013.