Rankings & Awards

2019 Arkansas Volunteerism City of the Year

2018 Arkansas Digital Government Digital Pioneer Award winner for Opticom programs

2018 Arkansas Digital Government Citizen Service Award runner-up for GIS/ESRI mapping

2018 Arkansas Business Trendsetter City of the Year for Wellness and Fitness (Craighead Trail)

2018 Arkansas Business Trendsetter City honorable mention for Education/Workforce Development, as well as Public Safety (ESRI mapping and Opticom programs)

#1 in South and Southwest in Economic Strength - Area Development Magazine

#1 in Arkansas for Success in 2017 – GoBankingRates.com

#7 Nationally and #1 in Arkansas “Best Cities for Working Parents” - SmartAsset.com

#5 Nationally among best places to retire - MagnifyMoney.com

#2 best place in Arkansas to find a job - Zippia.com

Among the top 50 places in America to build a forever dream home - Goodcall.com

#81 nationally and #2 in Arkansas for crime-rate reduction over a 10-year span (2008-2018) - SecurityChoice.com

The Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area rates as the strongest of 84 metros in the South and Southwest, according to Area Development magazine

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Transportation Planning Commission received the 2018 National Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement for a Non-Transportation Management Area MPO (regions of population less than 200,000)

2017 Arkansas Volunteerism City of the Year