Arkansas Economic Development Commission


University Of Arkansas To Build Nation’s First Timber Residence Hall

November 8, 2017

University of Arkansas to build a cross laminated timber dormAlways looking for opportunities to be at the forefront of innovation, the University of Arkansas will be the first university in the United States to build a dorm using cross-laminated timber as the primary material. 

ArTechJobs Connects Employers and Tech Workers to Fill Technology Jobs in Arkansas

November 6, 2017

Thanks to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Computer Science Initiative, Arkansas is the first state to have a website dedicated to connecting jobseekers with technology-driven jobs within industries across the state.


China’s Continued Interest is a Boon to Arkansas’s Economy

November 2, 2017

AEDC Chinese FDI continues to grow in ArkansasIt may take nearly an entire day to fly from Arkansas to China, but the journey is more than worth it when the true destination is a surge of investment and jobs in Arkansas’s economy.

Arkansas Offers a Business-Friendly Tax Environment

November 1, 2017

Arkansas Economic Development Commission explains business tax structure in ArkansasWhen trying to decide where to locate (or relocate) your business, a state’s tax structure can tell you a lot about the business climate there. In Arkansas, we have a fair and pro-business tax system, bringing in companies from around the world who want to take advantage of those tax credits for their business. 

FinTech Firms Are Born in Little Rock, Arkansas

October 30, 2017

Over the past 50 years, Little Rock has become the birthplace for financial technology (FinTech) disruptors. Now home to some of the biggest players in the FinTech sector, including companies like Acxiom, ABC Financial and FIS, Arkansas has focused on bringing in tech startups and enriching existing tech businesses in recent years with several startup incubators and accelerator programs.

FinTech Startup BOND.AI Moves to Little Rock, Arkansas

October 26, 2017

AEDC technology firm moves from New York to Little RockBOND.AI, a financial growth platform that uses conversational artificial intelligence to help individuals meet financial goals and provides banks with AI infrastructure, recently announced it would be relocating its headquarters from New York City to Little Rock, Arkansas.

A Couple’s Move to Arkansas Helps Pay Off $60,000 Debt

October 25, 2017

Arkansas Economic Development Commission highlights couple's move to Arkansas to pay off debtMoving to Arkansas can really pay off. At least that was the case for one couple. Cyndi and Cameron Dieterich recently moved from metropolitan Seattle to northwest Arkansas. 

Arkansas to Add Cutting-Edge Cyber Security Training Range at UCA

October 23, 2017

AEDC Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces UCA Cyber Security Training GrantGovernor Asa Hutchinson announced a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help fund the development of a dedicated, on-campus cyber range, for use in cyber security training.

Businesses Search for Ways to “Hook” Top Tech Talent

October 18, 2017

AEDC discusses how businesses hook top tech talentWith growing competition for the best technology workers, it’s vital for companies to understand how to recruit and retain top talent. It all comes down to one simple question: what do tech employees really want? 

Northwest Arkansas Becomes a Hub for Tech Startups

October 17, 2017

Northwest Arkansas is rapidly becoming one of the best locations in the country for technology startup ventures. It’s easy to see why. The area is home to some of the largest companies in the retail, food, and logistics sectors; it is surrounded by tech-focused universities; and it has an entrepreneurial-minded workforce and a low cost of living. In fact, according to DataFox Digest, the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, has nearly 10 times the number of early-stage startups compared to the average city.