By the Numbers: Conway's Economics, Employers & Recognitions

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 12:00 am  

Conway’s Largest Employers

Acxiom    2,000
Information Technology
Stock price up 75% over last 12 months. Profits up 34% in FY13.

University of Central Arkansas    2,000
Higher Education
The new EPIC Program (Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation, Community Engagement) combines Math and Science, Business and Communications under one residential college.

Hewlett-Packard    2,000
Sales and Technical Support

Conway Regional Health System    1,330
Health Care
Recently completed $32 million renovation and expansion project – the largest in the hospital’s history

Southwestern Energy Company    1,200
Natural Gas Exploration
Southwestern Energy Regional Headquarters are located in Conway. The natural gas exploration company  is one of the city’s largest employers.

Conway Human Development Center    1,200
Institutional Care

Conway Public Schools    1,100
Opened a new $40 million high school and a $13 million elementary school in August.

Walmart (two stores)    825

Kimberly-Clark    600

Personal Hygiene Products
Wrapping up a $65 million expansion that included 100 new jobs.

Virco Manufacturing    600
School and Office Furniture

National Recognition for Conway 2011/2012

• 7th Best Value City, Kiplinger

• 14th Best City for Young Professionals, Forbes

• 14th Cheapest City in the US, Bloomberg Businessweek

• 100 Leading Locations: Desirable Places for Doing Business, Area Development Online

• 40 Strongest U.S. Metro Economies, Forbes

• 10 Cheapest Cities in the Country, Yahoo! Homes

• Best Places For Business and Careers, Forbes

• 13th Highest Percentage of Job Growth in the United States, CNNMoney

• 25 Best Places to Retire, CNNMoney

Conway By Numbers

3 Accredited, four-year colleges or universities in Conway
15 Schools in Conway’s public system
9,400 Students in Conway’s public school system
26 Median age of Conway residents
$63,860         Conway’s median family income
1,854 Babies born at Conway Regional last year
47 wage increase percentage for Faulkner County residents the past 10 years
1500 New jobs created in Faulkner County from 2009-2010
8000 Approximate number of new jobs created in Faulkner County since 2000
2014 Year Conway’s new airport is projected to open



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