A new report is shedding light on the economic impact the military has on our community.
The study was done by the Northwest Arkansas Council and focuses on the National Guard, the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and military retirees living here.
According to the report, their combined impact exceeds $150 million dollars annually in Benton and Washington Counties.
Researchers credit part of the impact to companies like Walmart, Tyson and JB Hunt for hiring thousands of military veterans
To view the entire report, click on the attached file.