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Business & Economic Development

Economic Development

Mountain Home, Arkansas and the Twin Lakes area are nationally recognized for not only being a top-notch vacation destination, but also for being an idyllic place to retire and relocate. Publications including the Wall Street Journal, America's 100 Best Places to Retire, Where to Retire and Outdoor Life, all rate Mountain Home at the top. Not only do the ratings show that Mountain Home is a great place to live, but also for businesses to thrive. There are several factors that contribute to making Mountain Home the perfect place to live.

Six Factors that Make Mountain Home Great!

  • Mountain Home has a thriving economy and attracts business from seven surrounding counties.
  • Mountain Home has a large base of employers from a number of different industries, providing diverse employment opportunities.
  • Mountain Home is a national tourist destination, creating many opportunities in the tourism industry.
  • Mountain Home enjoys access to cutting edge healthcare.
  • Mountain Home's infrastructure includes expedient transportation and telecommunication services.
  • Mountain Home is also home to Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, allowing families access to higher education. Not only does the university offer educational opportunities, but employment as well. One of Mountain Home's largest employers is Baxter Regional Medical Center, which is one of the nation's premier healthcare providers.

In addition to these two employers, Mountain Home also offers employment through these industries and businesses:

Mountain Home also provides services to support local business with shipping and telecommunications needs. There are six telecommunication choices in Mountain Home: NEXT, Ritter Communications, CenturyLink, Optimum, Northern Arkansas Telephone Company, and Yelcot. Some of the services provided to Mountain Home residents and businesses include fiber optic networks, high speed Internet and custom calling features.

Utilities in Mountain Home include Suddenlink Communications cable service, Entergy Inc. and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Source Gas, water, sewer, trash and recycling services. These services are invaluable to the community of Mountain Home. Another vital function of the utility companies is to head up community development programs.

For more information and help in relocating to Mountain Home, Arkansas, contact the Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce at either 800-822-3536 or 870-425-5111.

Mountain Home Area Demographics

Within a 55 mile radius, we have a population of 256,678 and an average household income $48,149.

Population (2010 US Census)

Baxter County - 41,513

Mountain Home - 12,448
Gassville - 2,158
Cotter - 1,078
Lakeview - 841
Norfork - 550
Salesville - 490
Big Flat - 111

Marion County - 16,653

Bull Shoals - 2,123
Yellville - 1,357
Pyatt - 251
Flippin - 1,356
Summit - 580

Wide view of downtown Mountain Home