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 1,900
McKee Foods Food Processing 1,783
Gates Corporation Automotive Parts Manufacturing 700
Siloam Springs School District Education 602
Cherokee Casino Leisure and Tourism 600
La-Z-Boy of Arkansas Furniture Manufacturing 505
John Brown University Education 496
Walmart Supercenter Retail 440
Cobb-Vantress, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Research and Development 325
City of Siloam Springs Government 280
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Health Care 253
DaySpring Cards, a subsidiary of Hallmark Greeting Cards & Gifts 190
Webb Wheel Productions Automotive Parts and Manufacturing 175
PipeLife Jet Stream Plastic Pipe Manufacturing 150
  Total 8,399

Source: Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce (2021)