Arkansas Economic Development Commission


Here’s What You Missed at the 2018 Nowhere Developers Conference

April 20th, 2018

NWD2018: By the Numbers. Arkansas Economic Development CommissionWhen team members from SupplyPike and Startup Junkie came together to organize the first-ever Nowhere Developers Conference (NWD), they knew they wanted to start something different. So many tech conferences are aimed at industry executives or developers just getting started, but NWD was designed entirely for the experienced doers of the industry.

Arkansas Company’s “Out of this World” Success: Ozark Integrated Circuits

April 17th, 2018 
Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc TeamOpportunities for technology businesses come in all shapes and sizes and, sometimes, from unexpected sources. Ozark Integrated Circuits is one of the many cutting-edge tech startups in Northwest Arkansas.

Five on Friday, April 13

April 13, 2018

See what we've been reading this week at AEDC!

Booming: The State of Technology in Arkansas

April 11th, 2018
Tech Industry Report by AEDCOur new Tech Industry Report provides a detailed look at the technology landscape in Arkansas and demonstrates how tech companies and startups of all sizes and varieties are finding success in the state.

How Arkansas’ Tech Startups Are Changing the Business Landscape

April 10th, 2018

Arkansas Tech Startups are Changing the Business LandscapeTech startups are emerging across Arkansas, almost as fast as new technologies are developing. In fact, these innovative and disruptive technologies are helping businesses keep pace with the way we learn, communicate, manage our daily lives, consume media, and yes, the way we conduct business. In short, it means that business must adapt to stay relevant.

Five on Friday, April 6

April 6, 2018

Here’s a quick roundup of what we’ve been reading and discussing this week at AEDC.

Arkansas Ranks 16th in the Nation for Personal Income Growth Gains

April 3, 2018

The growth of personal income in Arkansas increased 3.2 percent in 2017, which ranked the state 16th in the nation for the largest increase.

Five on Friday, March 30

March 30, 2018

Check our our five favorites for your Friday.

Map of the Month: Most Major Investments Land Near Interstates

March 26, 2018

Our study shows, Approximately 65 percent of the major investments are within a 10-mile straight-line distance from an interstate in the southeastern states, and 75 percent are within 15 miles. 

Three State Programs Designed to Strengthen Arkansas’ Workforce

March 23, 2018

workforce education programs

Though the debate over whether or not a four-year college degree is the right choice for everyone rages on, it is without question that every Arkansan deserves to learn a skill or set of skills that can lead to a career path with high-paying wages. At the same time, existing and potential employers in Arkansas need a trained, qualified and motivated workforce.c