The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce is launching programming to attract entrepreneurs and enhance its thriving network of innovation. These efforts are funded by a Walton Family Foundation grant from Steuart Walton and Tom Walton and will focus on attraction, retention and development of businesses and talent to complement existing companies. The goal is to position the Bentonville area to compete for emerging industries.
The grant also enables the chamber to build the capacity and organizational infrastructure necessary to connect small businesses and startups to the NWA entrepreneurial ecosystem, community, mentors and other resources that will help their business.
– Chris Keene, Ghidotti Communications