Elkins joining “Retail Academy” through USDA-funded program

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) was recently awarded a Rural Business Development Grant from USDA-Rural Development. Through this grant, NWAEDD will partner with Retail Strategies, LLC to offer the Retail Academy course to six communities across Northwest Arkansas.

Developed by Retail Strategies, Retail Academy educates communities on best practices to attract new retail and restaurants while providing resources to support and grow existing local businesses. The event will kick-off virtually on October 6th, 2020, and the course work will take place over the next year. The six communities that will be participating include: Elkins, Eureka Springs, Harrison, Marshall, Mountain Home, and Pea Ridge.