From location scouting to navigating permits and paperwork to expanding operations, the City of Siloam Springs is available to provide assistance to business and industry in any way possible. The Siloam Springs Economic Development Team is ready and eager to assist you with locating and expanding your business here in Northwest Arkansas. To start the process, email Siloam Springs Economic Development or call 479-238-0907.

  • Meet the Team

    Kris Paxton, Community Development Director | Kris Paxton, a dedicated public servant since 2005, brings extensive leadership experience from various management roles since age 16. With a background in military service and a degree in Computer Aided Drafting & Design, Kris has excelled in GIS and IT roles. He's known for transforming programs and processes, notably in floodplain management and stormwater programs, setting high standards for development. Kris holds advanced degrees in Geospatial Information Systems and is pursuing a PhD in Public Administration. Currently serving as the Community Development Director for Siloam Springs, Kris oversees multiple divisions while advancing his education and contributing to the city's growth and prosperity.

    Stacy Morris, Main Street Siloam Springs Executive Director | Stacy, with a banking and finance background, brings her passion for local communities to her role as Executive Director at Main Street Siloam Springs for over a decade. A dedicated mother of two and recent grandma, Stacy's love for gardening and animals fills her home with joy. You can expect her to proudly share photos of her growing family and furry friends, including her daughter Autumn, two dogs - Quinn and Sadie, a cat named Violet, Onyx the bunny, and a lively flock of chickens.

    Arthur Hulbert, Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce President & CEO | The President/CEO of the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce is the top staff position, reporting directly to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. The President/CEO oversees all operations and work of the Chamber, and manages staff members and volunteers. Arthur specializes in networking and business start-up education. He can help you start your business, inform you of current grants and tax credits, and connect you with the right people to set you up for success. Arthur Hulbert received a Bachelors degree in Health Science and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas followed by a Doctorate from Rocky Mountain University in Provo Utah. He has taught for several universities, been a published author in a research journal, started and run several successful businesses as well as helped lead a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ in 37 states and Puerto Rico.