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In 2025, Conway’s business community regularly partners with local higher education institutions. They are recognized for their partnership and new businesses seek opportunities to collaborate with colleges and universities. The Conway Development Corporation has pledged $25K to assist Central Baptist College with their degree completion campaign. The University of Central Arkansas has started partnering with […]

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In 2025, the majority of daycares and preschools in Conway are considered “quality approved” by the Arkansas Department of Education. Arkansas Preschool Plus and Child Care Aware are working with local early childhood development centers to become “quality approved.” Their goal is to double (from 7 to 14) the number of “Three Star” accredited programs. […]

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In 2025, parents of students in the local school system are active and informed about preschool education, parenting strategies and K-12 issues. Arkansas Preschool Plus (formerly Lifelong Learners) hosts regular “family nights” to engage and educate parents of preschoolers. In 2025, there is a website targeted to Conway area parents dedicated to education issues. Visit […]

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In 2025, Conway is a community that actively encourages minority populations to participate and excel in the arts. In 2025, Conway has dedicated organizations and/or staff responsible for arts leadership. Currently, volunteers are required to sustain the arts community in Conway. The community should determine if this is still a priority and what opportunities could […]

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In 2025, Conway’s downtown frequently hosts performances such as music or theatre on Friday nights.В  Restaurants and other businesses are open to accommodate these events. In 2025, Conway residents and visitors have easy access to information about local art events.В  This information is available on local television stations, the radio, web and smart phones. In […]

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In 2025, downtown Conway offers a variety of housing options: townhomes, apartments, single family housing and loft developments.  Attractive developments have access to development incentives. In 2025, Simon Park is a destination and home to an interactive water feature. There hasn’t been any measurable action toward this goal. The community needs to determine if this […]

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In 2025, most of downtown Conway’s utility infrastructure is underground. In 2025, downtown Conway has multiple parking decks to accommodate shoppers, employees, visitors and residents. The lack of a foreseeable parking deck is now impacting the ability to recruit new businesses and residential projects to downtown. The Conway Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, City of […]

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In 2025, Interstate 40 provides an attractive view of Conway to drivers.В  Lake Conway provides an attractive southern entrance feature to the city for drivers on I-40.В  Property owners collaborate to keep the corridor well maintained. Landscaping and aesthetic elements are incorporated into highway infrastructure. The Chamber has developed a master plan for the interstate […]

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In 2025, Conway has a number of walkable/livable “villages” that were developed using planning tools such as TND and form-based zoning. The Village at Hendrix, The Gardens at Southridge, and The Cove at Cadron Valley are all examples of higher density, more traditional neighborhood designs. In 2025, mixed-use developments are prevalent throughout Conway.  The city […]

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In 2025, Conway has a city water park on par with Carondelet Park/Regional Complex in St. Louis. The city has benchmarked regional public water parks. This project would be a significant expense. The community should determine if this is still a priority. In 2025, Conway actively benchmarks other city parks systems and continues to identify […]

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