Economy and Jobs

Fayetteville strives to be a hub for strong businesses where equitable access to living-wage jobs create a diverse, innovative and resilient economy.

By focusing on retaining talent, developing green jobs and becoming the Startup City of the South, Fayetteville is building the most sustainable business climate possible. 

Economy and Jobs 2019 Report Card

Economy and Jobs Report Card 2019

Current City Projects

Startup City of the South 

Fayetteville is a place for creativity, innovation and culture. As the fastest growing city in Arkansas, Fayetteville has established itself as a community with a desirable quality of life and a strong mix of established businesses and innovative new companies. With a growing concentration of entrepreneurs and proximity to some of the most established players in logistics, retail and food, Fayetteville is poised to take its place as the Startup City of the South.

Bicycle Friendly Businesses

The League of American Bicyclists designates bicycle friendly businesses that meet a set of developed bicycle standards. Fayetteville leads all other cities in the state in the number of businesses designated as bicycle friendly. Apply to the program and see how bicycling can create more energized, alert and productive employees while also decreasing your healthcare costs. The City's Bicycle Programs Coordinator can help you get started. You can check out how Fayetteville compares to other cities around the country

Commercial and Business Recycling

Many employees want to work for companies who care about the 'triple bottom line' of economic, social and environmental successes. Fayetteville businesses can show their commitment to reducing waste and caring for our environment by adopting one of several commercial recycling programs provided by the Recycling and Trash Collection Division. Please review the Commercial Recycling services to see which one fits your business the best. 

Community Resources

PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy

The City of Fayetteville has created, by ordinance, Energy Improvement District No. 1 (Reference Appendix A) that is authorized to create special tax assessments for financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation improvements on real property. This was made possible by a program called A2E2 (Arkansas Advanced Energy Equity).