What's Up at the Chamber?
2022 River Valley Business Expo
Join area businesses and other potential customers as the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 19th Annual River Valley Business Expo on August 10, 2022 at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club! Click here to learn more!
Inaugural Signing Day
Our Inaugural Signing Day took place at The Center for the Arts on May 6th, 2022. Dr. Ginni McDonald, Superintendent of Russellville School District, was the key note speaker. Dr. Megan Selman, Interim CEO of the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, recognized multiple individuals from the River Valley who are remaining in the Russellville community to live and work after graduation or completion of their workforce training program.
Bash at the Ballpark
Bash at the Ballpark took place on April 2, 2022. Our Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce was at Arkansas Tech University with great food, fun, pictures with Jerry the Bulldog, and lots of give-aways. Attendees Bash had the opportunity to meet the Tech baseball team and get autographs and photos with your favorite player.
Governor Asa Hutchinson Makes Workforce Announcement
While serving as the keynote speaker at the 2021 Annual Meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a $4.2 million Pilot Program in workforce development as a collaborative effort of Arkansas Tech University, the City of Russellville, the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Russellville School District and regional industry partners.
Living, Playing & Working in Russellville
The Russellville Arkansas River Valley Region is growing faster than the national average and also has a lower median age. We see huge growth in our economy, industry and job opportunities as well as an expansion in local activities and small businesses. Despite the growing trend, Russellville still maintains affordable housing and a diverse small community feel.
See below for some of the things that the Russellville Arkansas River Valley Region has to offer individuals, job seekers, businesses and visitors.
Commitment to a Growing Workforce
The Russellville Arkansas Valley Alliance Area's labor force is more than 40,000 workers strong. With 12 Fortune 500 manufacturers in the area, manufacturing plays a very important role in the local economy, however not the only role. Russellville also offers some of the best highly-skilled career opportunities in the state. We are always in need of scientists, medical professionals and more. Start looking for your next career opportunity here!
Find Things to Do
Russellville and the surrounding areas are home to hiking, biking and walking trails, local shopping and dining opportunities and entertainment. We host some of the largest events in our area including RussVegas, Big Bass Fishing, and our local Food and Artisan Fair held each year right in the heart of Downtown Russellville. Whether you are just visiting, new to the community or a "long-timer", there is something for everyone! Visit our Events Calendar today!
New Business Advantages
The Russellville Arkansas River Valley Region has many qualities that will benefit new businesses and industries in the area. There are six key industries that are truly experiencing what our region has to offer. Those industries include logistics, metals, aerospace, manufacturing, natural gas, and food. There are many advantages for any industry and new businesses, from large to small. To learn more about the opportunities, visit our Industry section.
Find Your Tribe
While the Russellville Arkansas Valley Area offers an impressive growth rate, affordable housing and lots of job opportunities. The most important part of living in the area is being connected! Russellville and the surrounding areas offer many civic and social groups, opportunities to volunteer and a local art, food and entertainment scene that provides opportunities to meet new people and grow your tribe!
Mountain hiking, mountain views, lakes, rivers, and trails…..I was hooked from my first visit and Russellville became home.Joe Wolfe, JBS
I consider Russellville to be my home away from home. It is a place that will always have a lasting feeling that I would call a part of my family.Ian Bryan, Simmons Bank
The beauty of the mountains, trails, and lakes are wonderful and may attract you to Russellville. It’s the people of the area that make you want to stay.Jim Davidson, St. Mary's Regional Health System
Russellville is a great place to visit and call home!
Live, Work & Play
Do you love the idea of walking down the main street in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop and heading off to work only to finish your day in your kayak, taking a quick hike or bike ride? If so, Russellville is the place for you. With our increasing number of urban shops and living area, our growing cultural atmosphere, amazing schools and an increasing number of job opportunities, Russellville has something for everyone.