Business Services

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District is committed to developing and connecting talent that enables businesses to thrive while meeting organizational demands.

We offer no-cost solutions to employers seeking skilled and qualified workers, except where cost-sharing is required. Our Business Services Team prides itself on the ability to take a customized approach in meeting your individual training and employment needs, leveraging their vast knowledge to assist you in strategic workforce planning. We look forward to serving as a valuable resource for your business performance and success. Get in touch with us today to find the right solution for you! For Business Services inquiries, contact Patty Methvin at

Customized Recruitment & Hiring

Meet qualified candidates at an event tailored to your company’s needs. Receive notice of upcoming job fairs and join other employers at larger recruiting events.

Human Resource Consultation

We can advise you on how to leverage your human capital in the most advantageous way. We assist with the development of job descriptions, policies and procedures, employee onboarding and workforce strategies.

Workforce Development Training

We are here to ensure a skilled workforce pipeline ready to meet business and industry needs. We offer employee training, development opportunities, and education programs to upskill and maximize job success.

Free Job Listings

Looking for that perfect employee? Create an employer Arkansas JobLink account and manage an unlimited number of job postings for free. Govern your own recruitment efforts and promote your company by clicking here.

Labor Market Information

Access resources for planning, business expansion, relocation, future hiring, and training needs. Visit Discover.Arkansas to explore labor market information for yourself or contact us for assistance.

Small Business Resources

We provide small business resources and referrals to aspiring entrepreneurs and startups who need solutions for growth and development.


Layoff Aversion Strategies

Our Rapid Response Team provides immediate aid to companies and workers affected by layoffs, closures, and workforce reductions due to the economic climate or man-made disasters. Consult with our experts to discover alternatives.

Tax Credit Information

Arkansas offers tax incentives to encourage workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for all workers. Applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria.

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

We provide businesses and job seekers the opportunity to connect through work-based learning opportunities, which include Work Experience, On-the Job Training (OJT), and Registered Apprenticeship. Work Experience is offered at no cost to the employer, and funding is available for partial reimbursement for OJT and Apprenticeships.


Serving Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Washington counties.


Northwest Arkansas Business Services Team

Our Business Services Team is comprised of professionals from workforce development, education, human services, business and industry. The team works to provide proactive interventions and successful engagement strategies to grow and sustain business and sector partnerships in our region. We are actively seeking community partners to join us in strengthening our workforce and promoting economic development. Come on board!

Community Resources