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At the heart of the creative economy are the cultural and creative industries that lie at the crossroads of arts, culture, business and technology. Creativity translates into economic vitality and value.


The creative economy base of Eureka Springs provide a rich foundation for entrepreneurs and organizations looking for high quality of life in a vibrant and culturally rich location.

​A CENTRAL LOCATION
Eureka Springs and Northwest Arkansas are literally the center of the U.S., providing easy access and distribution.

QUALITY OF LIFE
Eureka Springs is great for business and great for life! The “island” of Eureka Springs is rich with natural beauty,

art, culture, the finest culinary scene in the region, history, open spaces, preservation, trails, rivers, lakes, green,

low-to-no crime rate and a creative economic base and culture. Live in town, right outside of town or on Beaver Lake –

your life your way.

AFFORDABILITY
Eureka Springs is a value with a very low cost of living (Arkansas is second to the lowest in U.S. for cost of living.)

A CREATIVE CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and regional leaders are committed to sustaining and enhancing an environment that allows innovative businesses to start, grow and thrive. Ideas can become products, virtual services and companies.  Our region encourages university research and private sector innovation by building a network of mentors, physical space, shared space and local investors.

TECHNOLOGY

Eureka Springs has state-of-the-art telecommunications systems through: Verizon, Cox Communication, AT&T and Windstream. Northwest Arkansas is home to many technology, science and business incubators and centers.

ACCESS TO CRITICAL MASS OF BUSINESS & AMENITIES
Within a 45-minute drive, commuting is easy to Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt Transport Services and many companies in the Fortune 500. Most are part of a supplier base that numbers over 1,300 who have located here to be close to their customers and because of the great business climate.

QUALITY TALENT POOL
Our region has a growing workforce of more than 350,000. The concentration of corporate headquarters attracts a large concentration of white-collar workers, nearly seven times higher than the national average. More than 40,000 college students attend universities and colleges in the region creating a talent-rich pipeline of potential employees. The explosion of growth in the area has created a large pool of skilled workers and technicians. The vibrant tourism industry of Eureka Springs attracts techies and creatives from all disciplines – visual and performing art, graphics, chefs, musicians, marketing, filmmaking and digital creative.

WE WANT YOU HERE!

Eureka Springs city officials and civic leaders are ready to work with you to make your investment mutually beneficial.


SPECIFICS

BUSINESS ADVANTAGES 

Download our Business Resource Guide for contacts, links and general

information about starting a business in Eureka Springs. Contact the

Mayor's Office of the Economic Development Task Force for more info.

We're here to welcome you!

Creative Economy Connection