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NWA Small Business Center Moves to Downtown Fayetteville


Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs will have a business resource in downtown Fayetteville thanks to a recent move.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas has moved from the UA campus to a downtown location. The center is now located in the Hathcock Building at 240 N. Block St., Suite 100.

According to university officials, the move was designed to accommodate the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and ensure the office is “easily accessible and relevant” to members of the community.

“Our new location allows us to be more fully integrated in the vibrant and thriving entrepreneurial community that exists in downtown Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas,” Stacy Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development at the University of Arkansas, said in a statement. “We are excited to be able to add to the business density of downtown Fayetteville while our exceptional team led by Mary Beth Brooks serves the needs of entrepreneurs who are launching and scaling their businesses in our region.”

At the center, entrepreneurs can receive assistance with business plans, financial analysis, market research and more. Services, which are all free, are offered to entrepreneurs located in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Washington counties.

“We look forward to welcoming first time and existing clients to our new location in downtown Fayetteville as we continue to assist our clients across the spectrum from startup and idea generation to long-term businesses,” Mary Beth Brooks, executive director of the University of Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, said.

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