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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Food. It’s All Happening In Downtown Springdale!

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It’s reinvigorating to witness how Downtown Springdale, Arkansas has become a vibrant and energized hub of opportunities. We recently talked with Jill Dabbs, Executive Director of the Downtown Springdale Alliance, to discuss her insights and plans for the Downtown Springdale area and why it’s a great place for you to move whether you are from another state or even from another country!

The Downtown Springdale Alliance started out as a beautification committee to get the place cleaned up, and plant flowers and trees. But the alliance eventually transformed into something meaningful for the people of Downtown Springdale.

From receiving a million-dollar design excellence grant for Luther George Park, to multiple façade grants to restore the magnificence of old historical buildings, the Downtown Springdale Alliance is the herald of art and diversity that would last throughout the generations.

But what sparked the redevelopment of Downtown Springdale?

The development of the Razorback Greenway Trail was the trigger. From there, an apartment complex like Little Emma immediately got filled, and Big Emma is next on the line. With the existence of various parks, markets, and etc., the benefit it would give to the locals will last for a long time.

If you want to have fun and hang out in Downtown Springdale, you get to enjoy the wide, open green spaces they have to offer, enjoy live music the last Thursday of each month, eat luscious food from local restaurants, or even admire the mural paintings supported by the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

But why should you invest and move to Downtown Springdale?

It’s the vast opportunity zones!

Opportunity Zones can be found around the town. Whether you are an artist, a real estate investor, painter, woodcarver, or restaurant owner, Downtown Springdale is the cradle of opportunities you don’t want to miss out on. And to fuel that fire even further through Jill’s words, “If you bring us a good idea. We will work really hard to help you make it happen!”

All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

Downtown Springdale Website

Downtown Springdale on Instagram

Downtown Springdale on Facebook

Downtown Springdale on LinkedIn

Jill Dabbs Email

Jill Dabbs on LinkedIn

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Signature Bank of Arkansas  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they focus on the customer instead of having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to ensure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.

Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-3700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  


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