About Northwest Arkansas

NWA at a glance.

Fayetteville - Northwest Arkansas

Our region consistently gets voted as one of the best places in America to live, work and do business. But don’t take our word for it, the stats speak for themselves. Statistics courtesy of the Northwest Arkansas Council.

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U.S. News Best Places to Live - Northwest Arkansas

Best Places to Live

U.S. News & World Report put Northwest Arkansas at No. 4 on its ranking of the 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022.

Milken Institute Ranked NWA as a Best Performing City

Best Performing City

The Milken Institute ranked Northwest Arkansas at No. 15 on a list of the nation’s Best-Performing Cities in America.

Northwest Arkansas Airport 27 Direct Flights to Cities Across America

Easily Accessible to Anywhere

From the East Coast to the West Coast and several cities in between, there are 27 Direct Flights to cities across the country offered by Northwest Arkansas National Airport.

Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in NWA

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