Arkansas is known as the "Natural State" and provides opportunity for hunting, fishing and watersports. The state has an outstanding reputation for duck and deer hunting as well as trout, walleye, and bass fishing. As a result of these activities there are excellent opportunities for new retail businesses to locate in Sherwood, Arkansas including hotels, restaurants, sporting goods stores, general department stores, grocery stores, specialty women's and men's shops and other retail establishments and commercial developments. Sherwood boasts of having the largest cluster of new-car dealerships in the state.

Hotels - Sherwood has a very nice modern hotel, Best Western Sherwood Inn and Suites, located within our City limits. Because we host over 35 national and regional sports tournaments each year bringing in thousands of visitors from all over the country our City has a strong interest in having more national hotel chains locate within the City . In addition to the large number of visitors we see from tourism, the City has a large hospital and a rehabilitation center. Patients' families would benefit significantly from having more convenient accommodations.

Restaurants - Although Sherwood has a number of local restaurants, we believe that nationally known restaurants would be successful in our City as well. Recent additions include On the Border, Hardee's, Buffalo Wildwings and  Zaxby's. Sherwood is home to approximately 31,000 residents, and is growing at an average rate of 10% per year. Our citizens are the third highest per capita wage earners in the State. Many of our families are two-income earners, with limited time during the workweek to cook at home.

Sporting Goods - The City offers sports leagues for children ages 4-19, and athletics programs in all of our Sherwood public and private schools. There is a large market for athletic equipment. Arkansas, called the "Natural State," is home to excellent hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities.

We are pleased to have:

  • Gander Mountain Outdoors in our City. Gander Mountain is a leading specialty retailer servicing the needs of outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, with a particular focus on hunting, fishing and camping. They provide a unique retail experience founded upon their "We Live Outdoors" culture and theme.

  • Academy Sports & Outdoors opened a new store in the new Sherwood Forest Shopping Center. It is one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers, operating over 80 stores across the southeastern United States. Their stores offer the sports and outdoors enthusiast a broad selection of equipment, apparel, and footwear at everyday low prices

  • Fort Thompson, a local sporting goods store which has a history dating back to 1931, specializes in camping, hunting, and fishing equipment and supplies and has relocated to 5802 Warden Road in Sherwood.

  • Arkansas Armory, located at 7600 Landers Road, is a gun store with an indoor range and holds regularly scheduled concealed carry permit classes.

Department Stores - Kohl's Department Store chose Sherwood for its home. The City of Sherwood would like to see other national department store chains consider our City as a home for their business as well.

Specialty Shops - Sherwood is an ideal location for upscale specialty retailers. Our per capita family income is the third highest in the State, and retailers large and small have found long-term success by locating here. We are specifically interested in stores that specialize in home decor and furnishings, men's and women's clothing, and unique gift items for all ages.

New Car Dealerships - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Honda Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, Nissan Motor Company, and Toyota Motor Corporation.

We hope that these suggestions will assist those who are considering Sherwood as a home for their businesses.

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Office of Economic Development
Sherwood Chamber of Commerce
295 West Kiehl Ave.
Sherwood, Arkansas 72120