Economic Development

Economic development aims to improve the economic well-being of a community through efforts that entail job creation, job retention, tax base enhancements, and quality of life. We all benefit when the community’s economic development strategies are successful. Taking a pro-active approach to economic development puts economic control into the hands of the local community. What does a town need to make people want to live there? It requires good jobs, attainable housing, quality schools, and enjoyable activities. What does it need to get good jobs? Reliable and affordable electricity, adequate roads, a talent pool, and high-speed internet access. 

Mountain Home and the Twin Lakes Area fulfill and meet these needs. While it is known that we are an incredible vacation destination and a perfect place for those venturing into the next chapter of life, most people are unaware of the numerous business and manufacturing opportunities available. 

Consider these factors that make Mountain Home the perfect place for business and economic growth.

  • Mountain Home has a thriving economy and draws customers and employees from a population of over 250,000 people within a 55-mile radius and seven surrounding counties.

  • Over thirty manufacturers, employing over 4,500 workers, call Mountain Home and the Twin Lakes area home.

  • Arkansas State University – Mountain Home is ranked as the #1 Two-Year University in America by Wallethub (2019) and has a manufacturing technology training center that is second to none.

  • Area public schools consistently rank among the best in the state academically. 

  • Mountain Home’s award-winning hospital, Baxter Regional Medical Center, provides world-class health care to North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri.

  • Businesses can choose from six different telecommunication providers in the area, including CenturyLink, NEXT, Northern Arkansas Telephone Company, Ritter Communications, Suddenlink Communications, and Yelcot Telecommunications.

For more information and assistance, contact the Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-425-5111 or

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