According to Revolution's 2021 Ecosystem Playbook, Northwest Arkansas has become a leader in maintaining and adapting to the challenges sown by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The write up praises the NWA Council's
coordinated COVID-19 response, which includes examples of three models: funding, navigation and founder support.
By taking inventory of its unique assets and working with hard-hit communities across the region, NWA has been able to adapt programs for virtual engagement, making way for an even better tomorrow.
Jeanette Balleza Collins, Director of Entrepreneurial Development with the NWA Council, says the Council's goal has always been a people-first response and recovery. In wake of the pandemic, the Council helped establish a Small Business
Emergency Assistance program and secured over $15 million in CARES Act programs.
Check out the full 2021 Playbook HERE