NWAEDD News & Events

Our goal at NWAEDD is to be the vehicle that links the private and public sectors together while working to advance economic development in our communities.

Carroll County Health Unit Completes Renovations

Carroll County Health Unit Completes Renovations

Berryville, AR  (8/19/21) –Carroll County was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $198,265.00 from Arkansas Economic Development Commission through the agency’s General Assistance grant program in 2020.  NWAEDD provided application...

Fayetteville to Receive $2 Million EDA Grant

Fayetteville to Receive $2 Million EDA Grant

October 27, 2020 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made the announcement that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The grant will be used to make roadway infrastructure...

Marshall Completes Sewer Rehab & Expansion

Marshall Completes Sewer Rehab & Expansion

Photo courtesy of Bob King Marshall, AR (10/8/2020) – The Mayor of Marshall, AR, Kevin Elliot, was pleased to formally announce the completion of the city’s sewer rehabilitation & expansion project that was made possible through a grant totaling $231,770 from the...


The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District was established in 1967 and subsequently funded in part by Arkansas Act 118 of 1969 based upon an act of Congress in 1965 known as the Public Works and Economic Development Act.
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To accomplish the NWAEDD mission, we offer local governments and community-based organizations help in the following areas:

Participating in community and economic development plans

Identification of grant & loan sources for community projects


Bridge to funding and regulatory agencies

Guide for new & existing businesses requiring tax & infrastructure incentives


Preparation of grant and loan applications