Nicknamed “The Natural State,” Arkansas’ diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains to the densely-forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. “Spa City” (Hot Springs, AR) is the smallest and only National Park located in an urban area nestled among the beautiful Ouachita Mountains to the River Valley region and up into the majestic Ozark Mountains. Six other national parks spread across 2.6 million acres of national forest and 13 major lakes.
Given its central location, transportation and logistics figure prominently in Arkansas’ economy with the state serving as home to some of the nation’s most trusted names in shipping. Other major employers include Walmart, Tyson, JB Hunt, and Baptist Health. In addition, the aerospace industry recently added $1.8 Billion of infrastructure and 10,000 jobs to the regional economy. Agriculture is the state’s top industry, responsible for adding nearly $16 Billion annually to the state’s economy. The region is also home to military posts including Little Rock Air Force Base, Camp Robinson Army Post in Little Rock, Army’s Fort Chaffee in Fort Smith, AR and several National and Air National Guard posts.
CVC’s Arkansas properties are located in some of the most beautiful areas of the entire Midwest US, and surrounded by a multitude of outstanding higher-education institutions, including the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, University of Central Arkansas in Conway, UAMS, prestigious private Universities such as Hendricks and Harding and numerous community colleges, affording residents continuing education opportunities.