Small City. Big Experience.
This is Bentonville.

Where innovation is able to shine, and where entrepreneurship is encouraged, businesses are built to stand the test of time.

Bentonville embraces these ideals. We are a town where ideas and ambition meet, and where progress is possible at each new meeting, whether it takes place in a boardroom, a coffee shop or on a mountain bike trail.

Life in Bentonville is enriched by a diverse and ever-growing economy, the proximity of the state’s flagship university and the world’s largest retailer, as well as a unique cultural diversity.

As Middle America’s entrepreneurial center, Bentonville was just named one of the 10 best places to launch a career. Here we find harmony, and success is attainable for all.

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Money put Bentonville at No. 7 on its list of Best Places to Live, published in September 2019. The magazine limits its list to no more than four cities per state and no more than one per county, and other Northwest Arkansas cities have been included in previous versions of the Money list.
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#7 Bentonville — Bentonville climbs into this Top 10 right on the heels of being named the #15 Best City to Live in America by USA Today.
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Town and Country Magazine, “the authority on modern society”, gave readers a glimpse of this 360-degree experience in their recent article entitled “7 Things to Do in Bentonville, Arkansas”.
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Matador Network put Bentonville at No. 12 on its list of the 25 Coolest Towns in America: 2019. Each of the 25 towns on the list have populations under 100,000 and offer what the online publication describes as “something special.”
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NerdWallet put Bentonville at No. 9 on its list of Best Small Cities for Families, publishing the list in October 2017. The online publication ranked cities with populations between 25,000 and 75,000 residents. Bentonville was the only Top 10 city that isn't a suburb to one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas.


Generated In The Local Economy

Trails, mountain bikers and cyclists of all sort flock to Northwest Arkansas every year, generating $137 million in the local economy.


Population Born Outside Arkansas

Metropolitan meets Main Street in Bentonville, where 56 percent of the population was actually born outside of Arkansas, giving the city a small town feel with big town ideas.


Graduation Rate

Bentonville is home to the state’s number one school district, with a graduation rate of 92.4 percent. The district offers 26 AP courses, allowing students an opportunity to begin expanding their minds well before college.

Isn’t it great to see people do more than they ever dreamed they could do or you ever thought they could do? It’s the fun of this business, as far as I’m concerned.

Sam Walton

Discover Bentonville

There are few places where character shines so brightly, or where culture and opportunity meet at such an accessible intersection. Want to come see for yourself? Use the resources on this site to help build your business, plan your travel, food stops, and even decide where to ride your bike.

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Whether you find community in a shared love of art and nature, a great bicycle ride, a communal meal, or the knowledge that your children are receiving an education that can launch careers and crystalize confidence, you’ll find it in Bentonville. Contact our Economic Development team for more information and learn more the widescreen living in the Ozarks.

James Bell

Vice President,

Economic Development

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