Growing in Conway
The Conway Development Corporation
Finding Success in Conway Is Easy
This business-friendly city has three institutions of higher education that continually supply your company with an educated workforce. Fully served industrial and office sites – like The Meadows Office & Technology Park – are available to support your growing business, making site selection a snap. And the low cost of doing business in Conway will give you a competitive advantage you don’t want to pass up. Come see for yourself! Conway is a step in the right direction.
See Why Conway is the Place to Grow
As the secondary job market in the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Area, Conway has a lot to offer.
Unlike most suburban areas, the majority of Conway residents work within Faulkner County. Combined with surrounding areas, that includes a workforce of over 354,000 within a 45-minute commute. And, with three four year universities, new talent is always pouring in.
Three (3) Universities
University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College
Six (6) Additional Higher-Ed Institutions
All within a 50-mile radius
Four (4) Technical Colleges
All within a 30-mile radius
Cost of Living Index
85.6. This includes transportation, utilities, housing, healthcare and groceries (For reference, Dallas is a 95)
A Young and Educated Workforce
94.3% with a high school degree; 41.3% with bachelor's degree or higher
Median Age of Population
Median Household Income (2021)
A Diversity of Industries
A diversity of jobs in education, health care, manufacturing, technology, energy, government, and an emerging startup community combine to provide Conway residents and business owners with nearly endless opportunities.
About the CDC
Organized in 1959, the Conway Development Corporation (CDC) exists to attract jobs, retain businesses, and generate economic development in Conway and Faulkner County. The CDC has invested time, energy, and resources to bring about strategic, long-term progress to benefit the entire community.
Meet the CDC Team
Board of Directors
- Jerry Adams
- Johnny Adams
- Bunny Adcock
- Bill Adkisson
- Scotty Bell
- Bret Carroll
- Ed Choate
- Mark Ferguson
- Eddie Glover
- Brad Hegeman
- Jim Rankin
- Dr. Jeff Standridge
- Ronnie Williams
- Brad Lacy, President & CEO
- Jamie Gates, Executive Vice President
- Laura Grimes, Chief Financial Officer
- Corey Parks, Vice President of Economic Development
- Cecilia Elliott, Executive Assistant
Current CDC Members
First Service Bank – North Branch
CDC Annual Membership Investment Levels
Five Voting Members
Three Voting Members
One Voting Member
Become a Member Today!
If you are ready to make a difference in the Conway community, join the CDC in leading the way to an even more prosperous future.