Conway is a city in the American state of Arkansas and the county seat of Faulkner County, located in the state's most populous Metropolitan Statistical Area, Central Arkansas.
Central Arkansas, also known as the Little Rock metro, designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the most populous metro area in the US state of Arkansas.
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.
Although sometimes considered a suburb of Little Rock, Conway is unique in that the majority of its residents do not commute out of the city to work.
The city also serves as a regional shopping, educational, work, healthcare, sports, and cultural hub for Faulkner County and surrounding areas.
Conway's growth can be attributed to its jobs in technology and higher education with its largest employers being Acxiom, the University of Central Arkansas, Hewlett Packard, Hendrix College, Insight Enterprises, and many technology start up companies.
Insight Enterprises Inc. is an Arizona-based publicly traded global technology company that focuses on business-to-business and information technology capabilities for enterprises.
The Hewlett-Packard Company or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Acxiom Corporation is a marketing technology and services company with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Conway is home to three post-secondary educational institutions, earning it the nickname "The City of Colleges".
As of the 2016 Census Estimate, the city proper had a total population of 65,300, making Conway the seventh largest city in Arkansas.
Central Arkansas, the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, is ranked 75th largest in the United States with 734,622 people in 2016.
Conway is part of the larger Little Rock–North Little Rock, AR Combined Statistical Area, which in 2016 had a population of 905,847, and ranked the country's 60th largest CSA.