As the county seat of Faulkner County Arkansas, it’s often considered to be a suburb of Little Rock. However, Conway is a city all on its own. Conway serves well as a regional shopping area as well as a hub for education, healthcare, sports, work and more.
Conway is home to three prestigious post-secondary institutions thus earning it the nickname “City of Colleges”. Per the 2015 census, Conway has a population of 64,980 which makes it the seventh largest city in the state of Arkansas.
Conway is well-known for an interesting trivia fact that they are home to one of the world’s largest school bus manufacturers. The company, IC Corporation has two plants. The other plant is located in the state of Oklahoma. Formerly known as American Transportation or AmTran, and Ward Body Works. It was founded in 1933. In 2010, they closed all of their plants save for the Tulsa location and Conway thus offering jobs for many of the residents.
Other major corporations include Acxiom Corporation which is a global interactive marketing company that utilizes both data, information technology, integration, consumer data, and analytics. The corporate headquarters remain in Little Rock however, there is a fully functioning facility in Conway as well which provides a myriad of jobs to local residents.
In June of 2008, Hewlett-Packard also opened up a facility that employs 1200 people in the are. Just on the outskirts of town, it was built by none other than the local company Nabholtz Construction thus keeping just as many jobs in the area as possible for the local residents.
With hot and humid summers and mild to cooler winters residents enjoy living in a humid subtropical climate. Arkansas is in the Central Standard time zone. Conway has its own fire department, police department and government system functioning independently of its nearby town Little Rock.