Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Business Development

Arkansas: A State Rich With Diversified Businesses

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is committed to creating strategic investments designed to transition the state's economy to one supported by higher-paying knowledge-based jobs. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, AEDC enables business with comprehensive resources and custom know-how.

Are you interested in doing business in Arkansas or are you looking to relocate? Our knowledgeable team of business development professionals will point you in the right direction, be with you every step of the way and do whatever it takes to ensure your success in Arkansas. We're ready to show you how Arkansas can work for you and your bottom line.

Bentley Story

Director, Business Development
(501) 682-7394
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Duck Hunting Capital

With 42 registered firearms for every 1,000 residents, Forbes ranks Arkansas as America's third most gun-friendly state. Known as the duck hunting capital of the world, Arkansas embraces a culture of hunting and enjoying the outdoors. Ducks Unlimited lists eastern Arkansas among the 15 Greatest Places to Hunt Waterfowl.


From cash rebates to community grants, Arkansas offers a wide range of incentives, grants and financing options. The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is ready to help you find the incentive that best meets your needs. 


Our unique blend of industries instantly connects you to a lucrative Rolodex of resources, talent and decision-makers. Here, global retailers are neighbors to massive data curators. Biotechnologists rub elbows with industrial manufacturers. Alternative energy providers share communities with logistics specialists. Remember, achieving success isn't just about what you know but also about who you know. 


Arkansas's transportation network and central U.S. location define the state as a strategic distribution center. Midway between Mexico City and Montreal, Arkansas offers a valuable distribution advantage. 


Through reports, rules and regulations, and taxation information, we aim to provide all the information you're seeking about Arkansas.