A Message From the President

It seems as though every 12 hours our nation is faced with a new turn of events with the coronavirus outbreak. Locally, our community has and will continue to respond in ways that showcase the very best of Springdale. From efforts to encourage shopping at locally-owned restaurants and businesses to offers of free meals to […]

Springdale Ranks 29th Best Place to Live in U.S.

Money Magazine has ranked Springdale as the 29th Best Place to Live in the country. The magazine ranked the top 100 cities in the U.S. after analyzing almost 160,000 different data points. Springdale’s economic health, job growth, low cost of living, diversity, public education, healthcare and amenities were strengths leading to the ranking. A year […]

Springdale Job Growth Up 45%

Springdale’s economy created 2,269 jobs through the month of July according to information obtained from the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. The 2,269 new jobs are a 45% increase over the 1,569 created through July of 2018. “Our job creation numbers for 2019 are eye-popping,” said Perry Webb, Chamber president. “In the last decade we’ve […]

Downtown Announcements Highlight Summit

Exciting news of new commercial, dining and residential space plus details of dramatic changes to Downtown Springdale greenspace highlighted the 2nd annual Invest Springdale Summit Thursday. The event is presented by the Chamber and Downtown Springdale Alliance. Attendees heard details of a four-story venue where San Jose Manor and Ryan’s once stood that will include […]

Springdale a Top 20 Place for Bikes in 2019 Ranking

Springdale’s Runway Bike Park and Fitzgerald Mountain Bike Trail are two big reasons our city was included among the nation’s top 20 performing cities in the PeopleForBikes 2019 rankings. The rankings were released this week and highlight Northwest Arkansas’ growing enthusiasm for biking and healthy lifestyle choices. The PlacesForBikes City Ratings uses a scoring system […]

The Diesel Technician Crisis in NWA

Executive Summary Employers in Northwest Arkansas, a region with some of the country’s largest corporate fleets and trucking companies, are challenged to find trained diesel technicians. Local companies are forced to spend more resources on recruiting and training and face longer periods without the skilled labor they need to grow. The Springdale Chamber of Commerce […]

Walmart Moving 700 Jobs to Springdale

At least 700 Walmart jobs will be relocated and potentially many more will be added to a new contact center in Springdale. These Walmart associates, responsible for handling customer and store calls for the giant retailer, will soon go to work in the old Springdale Sam’s Club building. When it opened for business in the […]