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.

Northwest Arkansas Communities Recognized as 2020 Trendsetter Cities

1/15/2021 NWAEDD is very proud of the regions communities who were recognized in Arkansas Business Publishing Group Trendsetter Cities of 2020.  Congratulations to the cities of Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, Gravette, and Green Forest!  They excelled in the categories...

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...

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...


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