Welcome from the President

Northwest Arkansas represents some of the most fertile ground for community and business development in America. A prime example of the potential in the region is Building Bentonville, a dedicated partnership of community, government and business groups playing a key role in building successful businesses and communities in the Bentonville/Bella Vista area. This cooperative effort includes the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Bentonville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Downtown Bentonville, Inc. and the City of Bentonville. Other local and regional stakeholders are also helping in building Northwest Arkansas. Representative of the strength of this area, a few of our key partners and what they provide is below:
  • The City of Bentonville – Guaranteed to be customer service driven and developer friendly, you can be assured that your issues will be heard, that you will get a response, and that action will be taken quickly if that’s agreed upon.
  • The City of Bella Vista – New in the “municipal” business, but not new in all the areas that matter if you’re a resident of this newly formed city. They are anxious to set the right standards right out of the starting blocks.
  • The Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau – Dedicated to supporting the parks program, and to attracting tourists, business meetings and sporting events to the area to support our hospitality industry.
  • Downtown Bentonville, Inc. – Enthusiastic about getting our downtown ready to support all that is needed as Crystal Bridges Museum of Art opens, and devoted to significantly increasing the restaurants, retail and residential opportunities in the downtown area.
  • The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber – With more than 1,200 members, a sensational staff of seven, and a mission to provide networking and advocacy opportunities for the business community in the area, this is an ideal place for you to start if you’re looking to get acquainted with our area.

There are other organizations like the Northwest Arkansas Chamber, the Northwest Arkansas Council, the Benton County Administration and well over 100 more that are involved in making Northwest Arkansas the place to live, work and play. Efforts from the Building Bentonville collaboration, support from regional partners and involvement from local organizations and civic groups frame the dedication needed to make this region the best that it can be - and a place that you’ll want to visit and then make your home. We hope you give us the opportunity to make you a believer in the greatness of Northwest Arkansas.

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