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- NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COUNCIL
- SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
- AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL SITES
- GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
- COUNTY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- STATE AND LOCAL TAXES
- NATIONAL RECOGNITION
- LARGEST MANUFACTURERS IN ARKANSAS
- BENTONVILLE'S LARGEST EMPLOYERS
- GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
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Benton County has become a leading retail center for Northwest Arkansas as well as Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri. The Bentonville/Bella Vista community is business friendly and supports strategic, planned economic growth. The current unemployment rate for Benton County, (Dec. 2010), is 6.1 percent, and many of its major employers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., county and city governments, school districts, JB Hunt, Tyson Foods, retail stores and the healthcare industry.
The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR/MO MSA consists of Benton, Madison and Washington Counties in Arkansas and McDonald County in Missouri.
Bentonville Bella Vista
Elevation: 1280 feet Elevation 1,033 feet
County: Benton County: Benton
Land area: 21.2 square miles Land area: 66.4 square miles
Zip codes: 72712, 72716 Zip codes: 72714-72715
Median resident age: 30.8 years Median resident age: 61.2
Median household income: $49,662 Median household income: $55,170
Median house value: $165,015 Median house value: $157,105
Bentonville, the County Seat for Benton County is the home of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Benton County remains one of the fastest growing counties in the USA.
Our labor shed area covers a 30-mile radius and includes Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in Arkansas; Barry, McDonald and Newton counties in Missouri; Adair and Delaware counties in Oklahoma. According to the 2010 Census there are 648,531 persons residing within the recruiting area with 382,562 over the age of 18.
The updated 2010 population numbers shows that Benton County’s population is 221,339, up from 153,406 in 2000, a 44.1% increase!