The Arnold Innovation Center: A Game Changer for Small Business and Entrepreneurs 

A new addition to downtown Conway is here. And unfortunately, this time, it isn’t a roundabout!  

The Arnold Innovation Center has become a game changer for small business owners of Central Arkansas. The AIC is named in honor of retired Conway Corp CEO Richard Arnold and is a destination for entrepreneurs to connect with one another along with access to necessary resources to create, launch, and grow businesses.  

The building was originally built for First State Bank and opened in August 1960 before becoming Conway City Hall in 1986. City Hall moved to the Federal Building in 2020. After a $2.7 million renovation of the building from Conway Corporation, the Arnold Innovation Center opened in late this summer. 

The space, managed by our Conductor team, offers coworking space, rented desks, meeting space, and event space for entrepreneurs. The goal of the Arnold Innovation Center is to give business owners a space to launch and grow their businesses, with easy access to peers, technical assistance, subject matter experts, and meeting space.  

Memberships, starting at $25 per month, are available now for founders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. The space allows for plenty of natural light, has a modern feel, and is adaptable to fit any startup’s needs. 

In addition to membership opportunities, the space is open to the public for specific events hosted by the Conductor. Upcoming events include a Stellar Sales workshop, a Minority Pitch Night, and a panel on KIVA loans, which are 0% loans up to $15,000 for qualifying companies. 

For more information on the Arnold Innovation Center and Conductor programs, visit 

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