Mission: Promotion of the growth, vitality, and development of northwest arkansas and its people, concentrating on workforce development, regional stewardship, infrastructure, and economic development.
Programs: In 2015, the councils three-year plan was unveiled with the following goals:(1) lead the transition to a best-of-class, demand-driven workforce model to increase the supply of appropriately skilled labor. The council will provide administrative support, research, promotion and state lobbying for the on-going efforts of the educational excellence work group. (2) invest in physical infrastructure that will enable sustainable long-term growth and improve competiveness. The council will partner with the northwest arkansas regional planning commission to initiate a multi-year effort to plan for future infrasture needs. The committee has actively been working to add a low cost airline to xna in order to add affordable and additional flight availability to the northwest arkansas area. (3) enhance the proactive regional approach to economic development in northwest arkansas to grow and attract targeted, career ladder-job opportunities. The council will continue to partner with groups to enhance the enterpreneurship capacity of the region. As well as support the employer retension and expansion partnership with the local chambers of commerce. (4) champion placemaking and provide leadership, collaborative capacity, and resource alignment to ensure the region remains a vibrant, attractive community for businesses and people for decades to come.