Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District
We serve as an important link between the private and public sectors. Together we work to advance economic and community development in Northwest Arkansas.
Community & Economic Development
The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District was established in 1967 and subsequently funded in part by Arkansas Act 118 of 1969 based upon the template set by Congress in 1965 by Public Law 89-136, known as the Public Works and Economic Development Act.
Jobs Created & Retained
North Arkansas Transportation Service (NATS) provides affordable public transportation throughout Baxter, Boone, Carrol, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, and Searcy Counties.
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.