Major companies choose to relocate to Siloam Springs and Northwest Arkansas because of the pro-business attitude of the leadership, a quality workforce, and the successful nature of existing businesses who have located on available properties near Walmart’s corporate headquarters in nearby Bentonville and in various business parks in Northwest Arkansas.

Siloam Springs’ employers have the benefit of being in a central location in the U.S., among a critical mass of business, with world-class talent including a large concentration of white-collar workers. This talent pool is fed by programs in engineering, nursing, business and marketing, and many other concentrations at John Brown University, which is located in Siloam Springs. The Career Academy of Siloam Springs (CASS) also contributes to the quality workforce with students who graduate with the skills necessary for entry-level positions in hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, industrial electronics, HVAC maintenance and operation, and soon, health sciences and food sciences.

Major Employers Industry Type No. of Employees
Simmons Foods Food Processing 1,881
McKee Foods Food Processing 1,450
Sager Creek Foods, a subsidiary of Del Monte Food Processing 1,000+
Gates Corporation Automotive Parts Manufacturing 650
Siloam Springs School District Education 553
La-Z-Boy of Arkansas Furniture Manufacturing 525
Walmart Supercenter Retail 450
DaySpring Cards, a subsidiary of Hallmark Greeting Cards & Gifts 425
John Brown University Education 407
Ozark Electronics Repair Electronics Repair and Refurbishment 350
Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital Health Care 300
Cherokee Casino Leisure and Tourism 285
City of Siloam Springs Government 200
Cobb-Vantress, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Research and Development 200
Webb Wheel Productions Automotive Parts and Manufacturing 162
PipeLife Jet Stream Plastic Pipe Manufacturing 92

Source: Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce