Why Mountain Home?

Mountain Home and the Twin Lakes area have been named one of America’s most ideal locations for retirement and relocation by publications like Where to Retire Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, America’s 100 Best Places to Retire and Outdoor Life Magazine. This recognition matters because the things that make an area ideal for residence also make it ideal for business. 

The Mountain Home economy is healthy and well-balanced, maintaining a close-knit community atmosphere. Our area’s vibrancy stems from these six characteristics: 

*A diverse base of employers, including large manufacturers
*A strong retail market that attracts customers from seven surrounding counties
*A nationally-known tourism market
*A stable and relatively affluent retiree/senior population
*A regional provider of state-of-the-art health care services
*A progressive network of telecommunication and transportation services 

The Mountain Home Area serves as the trade and employment center for the north central region of Arkansas. Approximately 256,000 people reside within a 55-mile radius of Mountain Home, the Baxter county seat. Our largest employer is Baxter Regional Medical Center, one of the most impressive health care providers in the nation.

A number of nationally-recognized industries already operate in the Mountain Home Area. They include:

*Eaton Corporation
*Hamilton Scientific - Epoxyn
*The world's second-largest facility of Baxter Healthcare Corp., a subsidiary of Baxter International, Inc.

We’re also home to a number of home-grown industries including: 

*American Stitchco
*Bass Cat Boats
*Full-Boar Manufacturing
*Ranger Boats
*Wapsi Fly
*Computer Automation Systems 

Mountain Home has ample telecommunications and shipping services to enable many area businesses to conduct business around the world.

The Mountain Home area is served by three telephone companies – CenturyLink, Northern Arkansas Telephone Company (NATCO), and Yelcot  – offering quality telecommunications services, including some of the most sophisticated available. Fiber optic technology, hi- speed Internet, ISDN, CLASS and Custom Calling features are available in most portions of the Mountain Home Area.

Other utilities in the area include:

*Electrical service: Entergy, Inc. and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
*Natural gas service: SourceGas
*Cable TV: Suddenlink Communications
*Water and sewer services: inquire at city hall
*Garbage pickup and recycling: IESI, Methvin Sanitation 

In addition to providing foundational services for modern life, it is an Arkansas tradition for our local utilities personnel to also lead in the development of our community. These people live and work here, and see every day how important growth is. For example, the local telephone companies have become sources for advanced computer-based communications with Internet and ISDN, etc., and one of the sanitation companies is managing a highly-successful recycling program.

Mountain Home is an excellent place to locate your business. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at (800) 822-3536 or (870) 425-5111.