Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District.

Our goal is to be the vehicle that links the private and public sectors together while working to advance economic and community development in Northwest Arkansas.

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2019-2023 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

View and download the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District’s 2019-2023 comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) that identifies economic and community development priorities for the District.

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News & Events

NWAEDD & Retail Strategies to Host Retail Academy

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) was recently awarded a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA-Rural Development.  Through this grant, NWAEDD will partner with Retail Strategies, LLC to offer the Retail Academy course to six...

$2.4 Million Awarded for Northwest Arkansas Communities

$2.4 Million Awarded for Northwest Arkansas Communities

Pictured above is Michelle Steiner(Executive Director for Grandmas House), David Ethredge (Prosecuting Attorney), and Teresa Garrett (Victim Witness Coordinator for Grandmas House) Through a coordinated effort with NWAEDD four Northwest Arkansas communities were...

WIOA Participant Reaches for the Stars

It is never too late in life to reach for the stars and find your dream job.  Just ask Lynda who decided to change careers after her youngest child graduated.  She left her employer after 12 years in pursuit of a new career in the entertainment industry where she has...