Arkansas Business City of Distinction 2011

An Arkansas Business special report on the Hot Springs metro area, which includes the cities of Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Mt. Ida and Glenwood. In all, the five counties that make up the Greater Hot Springs region create one of the most diverse economies in Arkansas.

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Manufacturing A Hidden Gem in Hot Springs Metro Among Recreation & History

It's a vibrant and strong business and industry sector for which residents are thankful for and vacationers don't always notice. Together, the five counties that make up the Greater Hot Springs region create one of the most diverse economies in Arkansas. read more >

Hot Springs Area Enjoying Pre-recession Growth in Jobs, Construction and Revenues

The 2010 census showed the Hot Springs Metro Area with 8,000 more people than 2000, a 9-percent increase. Employment and sales tax collections showed the Spa City and five-county area returning to pre-recession figures by the end of 2011. read more >

Hot Springs Region Offers Abundant Options at Collegiate Level

The Hot Springs metro region is home to top-notch public schools that offers unique educational opportunities for students. read more >

Iconic Companies Exist Side-by-side With Innovators To Give Hot Springs Region Broad Base

Within the natural beauty of the triangle formed by the cities of Hot Springs, Malvern and Arkadelphia thrives a busy and diverse manufacturing economy. read more >

Hospitals, Medical Centers Continuing To Advance with New Services, Technology

Many medical services and facilities in Hot Springs and the surrounding area have become institutions, but they continue to upgrade and build in order to provide the most advanced care and treatment possible. read more >

Fun Never Stops in Historic Hot Springs

Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the area surrounding Hot Springs National Park, and the engine is running strong. With a varied menu of entertainment and sporting opportunities, the Hot Springs area offers enough choices to keep 3 million visitors coming to the city and its surroundings every year. read more >

Hot Springs Has Eyes on New Talent

Historic city has plenty to attract cutting edge business, young workers. read more >

Arkadelphia, City of Distinction

City earns honors with a variety of education and business opportunities. read more >

Malvern Mainstays Welcome Diversity

New enterprises join traditional industries to boost city's economy. read more >

Lakes, Forest Only Part of the Draw for Close-knit Glenwood, Mt. Ida

Glenwood, with a population of 1,715, and Mt. Ida, population 942, share space in the Ouachita National Forest and offer plenty of room in which to enjoy the abundance of creeks and lakes, mountains and woodlands and other attractions natural and man made. read more >