Rogers and Northwest Arkansas

Rogers is nestled in the middle of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) in the Ozark mountains. NWA is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. With over a half million residents and counting, NWA is poised to be one of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas by 2023. The bulk of region’s population consists of Rogers and our three next-door neighbors, Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Springdale.

In metro population size, Rogers is similar to: 

  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Lexington, KY
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Jackson, MS
  • Spokane, WA

Why the growth?

NWA has long been known nationally as home to industry giants Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Many other Fortune 500 companies that do business with the “Big Three” have offices in the region, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, 3M, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey, and more than 1,400 other companies.  Those fortunate enough to relocate to Rogers and the region, enjoy a quality of place almost unmatched anywhere in the country. NWA is also home to the University of Arkansas and its nearly 28,000 students. The University conducts cutting edge research in a variety of sectors

What about getting to Rogers?

Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) makes getting to Rogers and Northwest Arkansas a breeze. The airport is located 12 miles from the convention center. XNA offers over direct flights to 24 destinations. Visit our "Getting Here" page for a flight map and driving times to Rogers.  With 25 destinations XNA now has the most direct flights in the state and more than some metros twice our population. American, Delta, United, Breeze, Allegiant, and Frontier all fly through XNA. A newly renovated TSA check point just opened making getting through security much quicker and more improvements are on the way.  Taxis, Ubers, Lyfts, and car rentals are all available at the airport for your convenience getting to your final destination. We are located near the geographic center of the country making it an easy drive from nearby cities; 2 hours from Tulsa, 3 hours from Kansas City, 3 hours from Little Rock, 3.5 hours from Oklahoma City, 4 hours from Wichita, 5 hours from Dallas, 5 hours from Memphis, and 5 hours from St. Louis

What makes Rogers and NWA different?

  • The Natural State: Wherever you go in Arkansas there are endless outdoor activities and NWA is certainly no exception. The Ozark mountains offer unexpected outdoor excursions few places in the country can rival. You can scuba dive in Beaver Lake, spelunk in War Eagle Cavern, or hop on a mountain bike in a designated IMBA Ride Center.  

  • Next level art: No trip to NWA is complete without an outing to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. With over $500 million in assets their collection is sure to blow away any art aficionado. Crystal Bridges satellite campus The Momentary is contemporary art space for visual, performing, and culinary arts. Downtown Rogers also features monthly art walks that take you through local businesses and restaurants and highlight artists from the area.

  • Walkability in the Pinnacle Hills Convention District: The convention center is location right off I-49 which connects to the major cities around Rogers. Within walking distance from the Embassy Suites and the Rogers Convention Center is shopping, dining, and entertainment. Walk to one of the nearly 60 restaurants before you catch a concert at the Walmart AMP or head to Topgolf to work on your swing with your colleagues. Located across the street from the convention center is a shopping center with options for dining as well that will be connected via a walkable bypass by 2022.

  • First class meeting facility: The Embassy Suites and Rogers Convention Center features 400 guest rooms and 125,000 square feet of flexible meeting space under one roof.  There are over 60 restaurants within a mile and a half. In 2020, Topgolf opened within walking distance. Rogers boasts over 2,000 hotel rooms in its city limits, with the region supplying over 7,000 rooms to the traveling public.