Conway is one of Arkansas’ most dynamic locations for business. Our education infrastructure, competitive operating environment and quality of life combine to offer the perfect location for businesses in a variety of industries and sizes. In Conway, you will find technology leaders such as Acxiom, DXC Technology and Insight Enterprises next door to manufacturing giants Westrock, Snap-on, Virco and International Paper.
Often mistaken for a “suburb” of Little Rock, Conway is the secondary job market of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway MSA. It is the center of a multi-county economic engine for central Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley. Each day, thousands of people choose Conway for health care services, education, shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearly 21,000 drive into the city daily for employment. This dynamic local economy has fueled historic growth in the city’s retail, restaurant and entertainment offerings.
In 2017, the Conway Area Chamber announced a seven-project, quality of place initiative called Conway125 (conway125.com). When complete, the projects will transform an already great city into one that is extraordinary. Conway Corporation agreed to fund the first project by establishing the Arnold Innovation Center (AIC), a startup and innovation space for entrepreneurs and UCA’s Conductor. Named for retired Conway Corp CEO Richie Arnold, the AIC will be housed in Conway’s current City Hall, a mid-century, modern gem that will transform into a permanent home for the city’s startup and entrepreneurial community.
Despite a bustling economy, the people of Conway still make time to celebrate friends and family. We invite you to visit Conway this Christmas season. Our vibrant downtown will feature the state’s largest Christmas tree, where you and your family can enjoy a ride on our holiday Ferris wheel or tour the area by horse-drawn carriage. Whether your Christmas list includes something unique from a locally owned, specialty retailer or the season’s hottest item at a national chain, Conway offers them all in a safe, convenient and family friendly environment.
President and CEO, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce