Media Advisory

NWA business community to announce Tomorrow’s Leaders of NWA, a premier leadership development conference


WHAT:                The Northwest Arkansas business community is set to announce an innovative leadership training opportunity, Tomorrow’s Leaders of NWA, designed to become the premier annual leadership development conference for the region. With the best trainers and facilitators, inspiring keynote speakers and top leaders, this first-of-its-kind event will be an opportunity for every participant to walk away better equipped to do their job the next day. Business leaders will announce the date of the conference, this year’s keynote speaker and sponsorship opportunities.


WHO:                   Several local business leaders will participate in the announcement:

  • Bill Bradley, Washington Regional Medical Center
  • Elise Mitchell, Mitchell Communications Group
  • Steve Clark, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce


WHEN:                 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10


WHERE:              Washington Regional Medical Center

Pat Walker Center for Seniors, Jones Auditorium

12 East Appleby Road

Fayetteville, Ark.


WHY:                    Northwest Arkansas’ story of entrepreneurial spirit and economic success is nothing short of inspiring.  Anchored by industry leaders Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt, and public sector post-secondary institutions like the University of Arkansas, John Brown University and NorthWest Arkansas Community College, the region’s economic performance consistently outperforms its peers.  While large employers still provide the foundation for the local economy, they’ve given rise to innovative new small and mid-sized companies that are driving our growth today.


Northwest Arkansas has a diverse, growing workforce of more than 250,000, and the community has recently been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of top 20 regions in the nation for business and careers. According to the 2010 Census, its population grew from 239,464 in 1990 to 473,810 in 2012, and wage growth significantly outperformed state and national averages during that time as well.


Local leaders have created this conference to prepare the next generation of leadership and strengthen the region’s workforce development system to ensure that story continues. For more information visit or


CONTACTS:        Bryant Adams, Mitchell Communications Group

479-443- 4673 or