KEY STAFF

While our staff 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.

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DEBBIE GRIFFIN

Community Relations and Economic Development Director

479-254-2028

dgriffin@bentonvillear.com

Debbie is responsible for the overall physical development and economic health of Bentonville while being a champion and advocate for locating new and expanding current businesses in the city. In addition to focusing on economic development, Debbie works with members of the media and serves as a liaison for Mayor Stephanie Orman for public and private partnerships with the City.  Debbie has more than 30 years of experience in communication, marketing, project management and team building. In her prior positions she served as EVP/COO with the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Debbie began her career in television broadcasting and then worked with Walmart, Sam’s Club and Fellowship Bible Church. Debbie is a native of Benton County and lives in Bentonville with her husband, Mark.

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Tyler Overstreet, AICP

Planning Services Manager

479-271-3144

toverstreet@bentonvillear.com

Tyler is a results-driven, certified planning professional with six years of professional experience. Throughout his career, Tyler has focused on community and economic development, zoning, land use, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning. Education includes a Master of Public Administration (pending May graduation), a graduate certificate in Community Planning, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Tyler lives in McDonald County with his wife, Itzamar, and their three children.