Welcome To Conway Arkansas
"The City of Colleges"
The University of Central Arkansas, Central Baptist College and Hendrix College give the city a more youth-oriented outlook than many comparable cities. This is evident in the city-owned sports parks, which include a skate park, a soccer complex, and new softball and baseball complexes. The City of Colleges also has an astounding array of recreational and cultural activities – from Broadway shows to sporting events.
The three institutions of higher learning also produce graduates who stay in the area and enter the workforce. Nearly 40 percent of Conway’s adults have a post-secondary degree. This educational level is a boon to employers in all fields, and Conway has a variety, including traditional manufacturing, education, health services, and technology and information services.
Conway’s growing technology sector is driving its economic development. Acxiom, one of the nation’s largest data centers, was founded in Conway and is one of the city’s largest employers. In 2008, Hewlett-Packard located a customer service and technical support center in Conway that employs 1,400 people.
Retail growth also continues to escalate. Large national retailers are discovering the city and helping to establish it as a regional shopping hub. The downtown area, thanks to the untiring efforts of the Conway Downtown Partnership, is also luring residents with trendy boutiques, antique stores and eateries. Additionally, a mix of national chains and locally owned stores offer convenient neighborhood shopping throughout Conway.
We hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it be for the weekend, during your four years of college or if you make it your permanent home.