Economic Development Services

While the Community and Economic Development Department is highly engaged in recruiting new companies and listening to existing businesses, we have a longstanding commitment of supporting entrepreneurs and startup companies. Your ideas and your talents are not wasted in Bentonville. We have the resources, time and relationships to ensure your business thrives here.

Your impact on our community doesn’t go unnoticed. We realize that having your business begin, expand or locate in Bentonville adds immense value to the entertainment, cultural and retail fabric of our community. We invite you to become part of an exceptional story, an American story.

If your bottom line depends on an incredibly talented workforce, office and residential product that 21st Century companies and families require, and ample multi-modal (four wheels, two wheels, two feet) connectivity between commercial and residential, then come see why Bentonville is known as the “best neighborhood” in Northwest Arkansas.

Our services include:

Business Retention

Whether your business is growing, facing survival challenges, or operating satisfactorily somewhere in between, our business retention, expansion and advancement team’s mission is to help you succeed.

Business Recruitment

When recruiting your company to Bentonville, it is important to understand that our commitment to you is present well after the shovel hits the ground and the ribbon is cut.  If you are looking for a new site or building and a talented workforce, give us a call.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

With an ecosystem in place to support entrepreneurial activity, Bentonville has significant success in the growth of startup companies.  With access to human capital as well as financial capital, come see why Bentonville will carry your idea from the starting line to the finish line.


Sustainability can be defined in many ways, but almost every definition addresses the social, financial and environmental vitality of a community. Corporate America, led in many ways by Walmart, has made a very strong commitment to sustainability in recent years and so has Bentonville.

Education & Workforce

Talent is a critical component of creating, attracting and retaining business and industry.  The educational institutions in the City of Bentonville and surrounding region can provide the talent pipeline and customized programs needed for your business.

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