NWA

Why Northwest Arkansas?

I love this area! This is the perfect blend for those who need to make a great living & build wealth, but you don’t want to be in the “concrete worlds” of New York, LA, or Dallas.

Awards
2005 Ranked 8th in the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities
Overall Rank: 8
MSA Population: 390,881
5-yr Job Growth (1999-2004)                       Score: 118.11    Rank: 7
1-yr Job Growth (2003-2004)                       Score: 102.19    Rank: 23
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth (1998-2003)  Score: 121.87    Rank: 3
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth (2002-2003)  Score: 103.39    Rank: 14
Job Growth (July 04 – July 05)                        Growth: 3.64%   Rank: 13
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth (1999-2004)   Score: 130.20    Rank: 11
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth (2003-2004)   Score: 104.53    Rank: 13

2006 Ranked 9th in Forbes Best Places for Business
Area Population:               399,700
Cost of Doing Business:  Rank #23
Cost of Living:                    Rank #35
Income Growth:                Rank #11
Job Growth:                        Rank #7
Net Migration:                    Rank #15

2006 Ranked 3rd in Inc. Magazine’s Best Cities for Doing Business
Northwest Arkansas doesn’t get much ink, but jobs are up 14 percent since 2001, with growth in services, education, and transportation. Two key drivers: Wal-Mart’s headquarters in nearby Bentonville and the University of Arkansas.
Overall Rank 19 | 1-Year Job Growth 3.3% | 5-Year Job Growth 19.9% | Index Score 88.4

2006 Ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by CNN
Median family income (per year)                                                      $48,396
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted)  $54,871
Sales tax                                                                                            9.00%
State income tax rate (highest bracket)                                          7.00%
State income tax rate (lowest bracket)                                           1.00%
Auto insurance premiums (Average for the state)                   $2,201
Job growth % (2000-2005)                                                               17.32%
This year, Population is over 2007 list eligibility

2006 America In Bloom Champion
Fayetteville was awarded America in Bloom Champion for the population category 50,000 – 100,000

2007 Ranked 8th in Forbes Best Places for Business
Area Population:               417,000
Cost of Doing Business:   Rank #11
Cost of Living:                    Rank #27
Income Growth:                Rank #77
Job Growth:                        Rank #8
Net Migration:                   Rank #12

2008 Ranked 4th in Forbes Best Places for Business
Area Population:               422,000
Cost of Doing Business:   Rank #11
Cost of Living:                     Rank #27
Income Growth:                 Rank #8
Job Growth:                          Rank #19
Net Migration:                     Rank #16

And we are continually being recognized more and more, every day!

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