Metro Little Rock Mega Site

Metro Little Rock Mega Site

The Metro Little Rock Mega Site is in Saline County, one of the nation's fastest growing counties located in the heart of Arkansas. With easy access to a multi-modal transportation network, the Metro Little Rock Mega Site is just minutes from Little Rock, in close proximity to the Port of Little Rock, Union Pacific mainline rail service and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The site attracts a diverse and highly skilled workforce from the Metro Little Rock region, while Little Rock as well as Saline County offers upscale shopping, diverse dining, and abundance of recreational opportunities and top-ranked education facilities.

Property Information

  • 2,045 acre mega site
  • proposed rail spur
 

Total Acres: 2,045

Developable Acres: 2,045

Property Control: Optioned

Topography: Rolling

Terrain: Timber

Zoning: None

Surrounding Property: Undeveloped

Utilities:

Electric—Entergy Arkansas

Natural Gas—Centerpoint

Water/Sewer—East End

Telecom/Fiber-optic—AT&T/Centurytel

Demographics

Cost of Living

Index from the Council for Community and Economic Research for the Little Rock MSA 1st Quarter 2014 = 99.3 (US = 100)

Household Income

Median Household Income: $49,748  Per Capita Income: $41,662

Education

2009 5-Year Estimate Education Attainment

Percent bachelor's degree or higher 27.4%
Percent high school graduate or higher 88.5%

Population 25 Years and Over

Little Rock MSA Estimate
Population 25 years and over 431,673
Less than 9th grade 4.4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7.7%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 30.8%
Some college, no degree 23.8%
Associate's degree 6.1%
Bachelor's degree 17.8%
Graduate or professional degree 9.6%
88.5%

High School Graduate or Higher

27.4%

Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Population: 666,248

2009 5-Year Estimate Average Age and Gender

Little Rock MSA Total Estimate Male Estimate Female Estimate
Total population 666,248 323,068 343,180
AGE      
Under 5 years 47,303 24,230 23,336
5 to 9 years 47,303 23,583 23,336
10 to 14 years 43,972 22,614 20,933
15 to 19 years 47,303 24,230 22,993
20 to 24 years 48,636 23,907 24,708
25 to 29 years 48,636 23,907 25,052
30 to 34 years 45,304 22,291 23,336
35 to 39 years 46,637 22,937 23,679
40 to 44 years 45,971 22,614 23,336
45 to 49 years 49,302 23,907 25,052
50 to 54 years 45,304 21,968 23,679
55 to 59 years 38,642 18,737 19,904
60 to 64 years 32,646 15,507 17,159
65 to 69 years 23,318 10,661 12,697
70 to 74 years 18,654 8,722 9,952
75 to 79 years 15,323 6,138 9,265
80 to 84 years 11,992 4,522 7,549
85 years and over 9,993 2,907 6,863

 Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau (Table S0101)

2009 5-Year Estimate Average Diversity

Little Rock MSA Estimate Percent
Total: 700,952  
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 2,796 0.4
Asian alone 10,942 1.6
Black or African American alone 155,797 22.2
Hispanic or Latino* 33,044 4.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 149 0.02
Some other race alone 8,180 1.2
White alone 511,151 72.9

*Hispanic population is not included in the total population estimate.
Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau (Table B02001& B03002)

Workforce

  • Training facilities           Major Employers:
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-manufacturing

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Arkansas is a right to work state.

Education and Training

Arkansas Welding Academy
Arkansas Baptist College
Central Baptist College
Hendrix College
ITT Technical Institute
John Brown University Little Rock Center
Philander Smith College
Remington College
Shorter College

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Central Arkansas
University of Phoenix Little Rock Center
Pulaski Technical College - Little Rock West Campus
Pulaski Technical College - Main Campus
Pulaski Technical College - South Little Rock Campus
Webster University

Labor

Civilian Employed Population Age 16+ Years By Industry

2005-2009 5-Year Estimate for the Little Rock MSA

Industry Title 2005-2009 Estimate Percent
Total 319,421 100
Health Care and Social Assistance 50,278 15.7
Retail Trade 36,548 11.4
Manufacturing 27,958 8.8
Educational Services 26,889 8.4
Construction 23,468 7.3
Accommodation and Food Services 20,176 6.3
Public Administration 19,322 6.0
Finance and Insurance 17,060 5.3
Other Services, Except Public Administration 16,313 5.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 16,177 5.1
Transportation and Warehousing 13,690 4.3
Wholesale Trade 11,631 3.6
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services 11,513 3.6
Information 10,618 3.3
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 5,700 1.8
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4,042 1.3
Utilities 3,769 1.2
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 2,690 0.8
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 1,267 0.4
Management of Companies and Enterprises 312 0.1

Source: ESRI, ACS Population Summary, 2005-2009 5-Year Estimate Little Rock MSA Data

Major Employers

County Top 5 Non-Manufacturing Employers Top 5 Manufacturing Employers
Faulkner
Acxiom Corporation
301 Industrial Boulevard
Conway, AR  72032
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Data Processing Services
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
480 Exchange Avenue
Conway, AR  72032
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Tampons and Adult Pads
University of Central Arkansas
201 Donaghey
Conway, AR  72035
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Colleges and Universities
Virco Manufacturing Corporation
1701 Sturgis Road
Conway, AR  72033
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Furniture Other Than Household
Conway School District
2220 Prince Street
Conway, AR  72034
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Tokusen U.S.A, Inc.
1500 Amity Road
Conway, AR  72033
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Steel Tire Cord for Radial Tires
Conway Human Development Center
150 East Siebenmorgan
Conway, AR  72032
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  State Human Services
Rock-Tenn Company
198 Commerce
Conway, AR  72032
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Packaging
Conway Regional Medical Center
2302 College Avenue
Conway, AR  72032
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Healthcare
IC Corporation
751 Harkrider
Conway, AR  72033
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Bus Bodies and Chassis
     
Grant
Sheridan School District
400 North Rock Street
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Kohler Company
415 Oklahoma Street
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Faucets and Bath Drains
Walmart Stores, Inc.
1308 South Rock Street
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Retail Department Stores
West Fraser South – Leola Lumber Mill
1400 Main Street
Leola, AR  72084
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Lumber, Chips and Shavings
Home Care Professionals of Arkansas
300 East Center
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Home Health Care
Shippers Paper Products (ITW Shippers)
808 Blake Road
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Paper Dunnage with Plastic Liners
Sheridan Nursing & Rehabilitation
113 South Briarwood Drive
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Nursing/Convalescent Homes
CENTRIA
1811 North Rock Street
Sheridan, AR  72150
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Metal Wall Panels
Poyen School District
111 North School Street
Poyen, AR  72128
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
H.G. Toler & Son Lumber Company, Inc.
10468 Highway 229 South
Leola, AR  72084
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Sawmills
     
Lonoke
Cabot School District
404 North 2nd Street
Cabot, AR  72023
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
2592 Arkansas Highway 15 North
Lonoke, AR  72086
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Ammunition
Walmart Stores, Inc. (2 locations)
204 South Rockwood
Cabot, AR  72023
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Retail Department Stores
Pinnacle Structures, Inc.
2665 Highway 321 Bypass
Cabot, AR  72023
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
Lonoke School District
401 West Holly Street
Lonoke, AR  72086
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:   Public Schools
Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers, Inc.
185 Arena Road
Cabot, AR  72143
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Fire Sprinklers
McDonald’s (3 locations)
1001 Main Street
Cabot, AR  72023
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Restaurants
Riviana Foods
400 West Main Street
Carlisle, AR  72024
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Crisp, Puffed and Parboiled Rice
Lonoke Exceptional School
205 Plaza Boulevard
Lonoke, AR  72086
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Dreamline Manufacturing, Inc.
1514 South 2nd Street
Cabot, AR  72023
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Convertible Sofas and Mattresses
     
Pulaski
Little Rock Air Force Base
Little Rock AFB,  72099
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Federal Government
Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation
3801 East 10th Street
Little Rock, AR  72203
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Falcon Jet Aircraft
University of AR for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR  72205
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Healthcare/University
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
121 East Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72201
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Newspapers
Baptist Health (multiple locations)
9601 I-630 Exit 7
Little Rock, AR  72205
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Molex, Inc.
801 Murphy Drive
Maumelle, AR  72113
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Wire Connectors
Little Rock School District
810 West Markham
Little Rock, AR  72201
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Public Schools
L’Oreal USA, Inc. (Maybelline, Inc.)
11500 Maybelline Road
North Little Rock, AR  72117
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Cosmetics
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
800 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR  72201
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Welspun Tubular LLC
9301 Frazier Pike
Little Rock, AR  72206
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Steel Pipe
     
Saline
State of Arkansas (multiple locations)
Alexander, Benton and Bryant including state office complexes, youth services, and behavioral health services.
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  State Government
Rineco Chemical Industries, Inc.
819 Vulcan Road
Benton, AR  72018
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Chemicals
Bryant School District
200 Northwest 4th Street
Bryant, AR  72022
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Almatis, Inc.
4701 Alcoa Road
Bauxite, AR  72011
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Alumina Chemicals
Walmart Stores, Inc. (2 locations)
400 Bryant Avenue
Bryant, AR  72002
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Retail Department Stores
CoorsTek, Inc.
3315 Boone Road
Benton, AR  72015
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Ceramic Seal Faces
Saline Memorial Hospital
#1 Medical Park Drive
Benton, AR  72015
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
20138 Interstate 30
Benton, AR  72018
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Hydraulic Cylinders
Benton School District
500 River Street
Benton, AR  72015
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Controlled Automation, Inc.
15701 West Sardis Road
Bauxite, AR  72011
Employee Code:  C (50-99 employees)
Product:  Automated Controls and Computerized Punching Machinery

 

 

workforce locations

Title Description Type Code Product Latitude Longitude
Acxiom Corporation
Conway, AR 72032

Non-Manufacturing Employers H Data Processing Services 35.0470584 -92.3670246
University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR 72035 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Schools, Universities and Colleges 35.079267 -92.4542111
Conway School District Conway, AR 72034 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Public Schools 35.0922815 -92.457625
Conway Human Development Center Conway, AR 72032 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Physicians 35.099952 -92.429283
Conway Regional Medical Center Conway, AR 72032 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Healthcare 35.0848639 -92.4584749
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Conway, AR 72032 Manufacturing Employers G Tampons, Feminine/Adult Pads 35.074315 -92.4171099
Virco Manufacturing Corporation Conway, AR 72033 Manufacturing Employers F School/Public/Hospitality/Convention Center Furniture 35.1063314 -92.4407165
Tokusen, U.S.A., Inc. Conway, AR 72033 Manufacturing Employers F Steel Tire Cord for Radial Tires 35.0634783 -92.4171657
Rock-Tenn Company Conway, AR 72032 Manufacturing Employers E Packaging 35.072458 -92.427359
IC Corporation (Navistar) Conway, AR 72033 Manufacturing Employers D Commercial & School Bus Bodies and Chassis Assembly 35.0674274 -92.4300338
Sheridan School District Sheridan, AR 72150 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Public Schools 34.3100171 -92.3990087
Walmart Stores, Inc. Sheridan, AR 72150 Non-Manufacturing Employers D Retail Department Stores 34.291551 -92.3969456
Home Care Professionals of Arkansas Sheridan, AR 72150 Non-Manufacturing Employers C Home Health Care 34.306797 -92.397821
Sheridan Nursing & Rehabilitation Sheridan, AR 72150 Non-Manufacturing Employers C Nursing/Convalescent Homes 34.3111657 -92.4151768
Poyen School District Poyen, AR 72128 Non-Manufacturing Employers C Public Schools 34.324006 -92.6414866
Kohler Company Sheridan, AR 72150 Manufacturing Employers F Faucets and Bath Drains 34.3033703 -92.393444
West Fraser-Leola Lumber Mill Leola, AR 72084 Manufacturing Employers D Lumber, Chips and Shavings 34.1646492 -92.5891615
Shippers Paper Products (ITW Shippers) Sheridan, AR 72150 Manufacturing Employers D Paper Dunnage Bags with Plastic Lining 34.3016019 -92.3927286
CENTRIA Sheridan, AR 72150 Manufacturing Employers D Metal Wall Panels 34.3205649 -92.395448
H.G. Toler and Son Lumber Co. Inc. Leola, AR 72084 Manufacturing Employers C Softwood Industrial Cut Dimension Stock, Siding, Flooring and Chips 34.1805697 -92.596637
Perryville School District Perryville, AR 72126 Non-Manufacturing Employers A Public Schools 35.0004646 -92.799027
East End School District Bigelow, AR 72016 Non-Manufacturing Employers A Public Schools 34.9984943 -92.6324145
Perry County Nursing Center, Inc. Perryville, AR 72126 Non-Manufacturing Employers A Nursing & Convalescent Homes 35.007763 -92.811865
New Beginnings Behavioral Health Bigelow, AR 72016 Non-Manufacturing Employers A Healthcare 34.928208 -92.649591
Heifer Project International Perryville, AR 72126 Non-Manufacturing Employers A Nonprofit Organizations 34.9747374 -92.8141089
Little Rock Air Force Base Little Rock AFB 72099 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Federal Government 34.8963978 -92.1421087
University of AR for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR 72205 Non-Manufacturing Employers I State-Health Care/University 34.7500376 -92.3219615
Baptist Health (multiple locations) Little Rock, AR 72205 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Health Care 34.7486563 -92.3542193
Little Rock School District Little Rock, AR 72201 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Public Schools 34.749656 -92.27942
Arkansas Children's Hospital Little Rock, AR 72202 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Health Care 34.743032 -92.291658
Dassault Falcon Jet Little Rock, AR 72203 Manufacturing Employers H Falcon Jet Aircraft 34.737057 -92.232474
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock, AR 72203 Manufacturing Employers G Newspaper 34.7440876 -92.2708674
Molex, Inc. Maumelle, AR 72113 Manufacturing Employers G Wire Connectors 34.865303 -92.398043
L'Oreal USA, Inc. (Maybelline, Inc.) North Little Rock, AR 72117 Manufacturing Employers G Cosmetics 34.78167 -92.136836
Welspun Tubular LLC Little Rock, AR 72206 Manufacturing Employers G Steel Pipe 34.702077 -92.1763239
State of Arkansas (multiple locations) Benton, AR 72015 Non-Manufacturing Employers G State Government 34.5400979 -92.6364223
State of Arkansas (multiple locations) Alexander, AR 72002 Non-Manufacturing Employers G State Government 34.6314679 -92.4434286
State of Arkansas (multiple locations) Alexander, AR 72002 Non-Manufacturing Employers G State Government 34.6351989 -92.4876795
State of Arkansas (multiple locations) Benton, AR 72015 Non-Manufacturing Employers G State Government 34.562891 -92.585209
Bryant School District Bryant, AR 72022 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Public Schools 34.5979397 -92.4902233
Walmart (2 locations) Benton, AR 72015 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Retail Department Stores 34.5814361 -92.5774873
Saline Memorial Hospital Benton, AR 72015 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Health Care 34.572905 -92.585083
Benton School District Benton, AR 72015 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Public Schools 34.5610123 -92.591151
Rineco Chemical Industries, Inc. Benton, AR 72018 Manufacturing Employers E Ready-Mix Concrete/Chemicals/Regulated Waste Disposal/Recycling 34.5156983 -92.6326885
Almatis, Inc. Bauxite, AR 72011 Manufacturing Employers D Alumina Chemicals 34.5776715 -92.5310558
Coors Tek, Inc. Benton, AR 72015 Manufacturing Employers D Ceramic Seal Faces 34.598008 -92.546833
Parker-Hannifin Corporation Benton, AR 72018 Manufacturing Employers C Hydraulic Cylinders 34.6030676 -92.5435343
Controlled Automation, Inc. Bauxite, AR 72011 Manufacturing Employers C Automated Controls for Steel Fabricating Industry/Computerized Punching Machine for Structural Steel 34.560405 -92.452522
Cabot School District Cabot, AR 72023 Non-Manufacturing Employers H Public Schools 34.97364 -92.010842
Walmart (2 locations) Cabot, AR 72023 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Retail 34.978699 -92.039847
Lonoke School District Lonoke, AR 72086 Non-Manufacturing Employers E Public Schools 34.7789326 -91.9037293
McDonalds (3 locations) Cabot, AR 72023 Non-Manufacturing Employers D Restaurants 34.9757869 -92.025986
Lonoke Exceptional School Lonoke, AR 72086 Non-Manufacturing Employers D Public Schools 34.956175 -92.011016
Remington Arms Company, Inc. Lonoke, AR 72086 Manufacturing Employers H Ammunition 34.7839795 -91.8998611
Pinnacle Structures, Inc. Cabot, AR 72023 Manufacturing Employers D Pre-engineered metal buildings 34.9378202 -91.9719868
Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers, Inc. Cabot, AR 72143 Manufacturing Employers D Fire Sprinklers 34.9794 -92.042792
Riviana Foods Carlisle, AR 72024 Manufacturing Employers C Crisp & puffed rice/parboiled rice 34.7829211 -91.7488135
Dreamline Manufacturing, Inc. Cabot, AR 72084 Manufacturing Employers C Convertible sofas/mattresses/wood 34.964956 -92.030277
Arkansas Welding Academy Jacksonville, AR 72076 Training     34.8838269 -92.139815
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock, AR 72022 Training     34.73391 -92.290396
Central Baptist College Conway, AR 72034 Training     35.0844684 -92.4447423
Hendrix College Conway, AR 72032 Training     35.1008434 -92.4445651
ITT Technical Institute Little Rock, AR 72211 Training     34.751601 -92.408982
John Brown University Little Rock Center Little Rock, AR 72227 Training     34.776955 -92.3646739
Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR 72202 Training     34.7367461 -92.2822819
Remington College Little Rock, AR 72204 Training     34.707752 -92.400843
Shorter College North Little Rock, AR 72114 Training     34.759374 -92.260449
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR 72204 Training     34.723175 -92.339746
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR 72205 Training     34.7500376 -92.3219615
University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR 72034 Training     35.079267 -92.4542111
University of Phoenix Little Rock Center Little Rock, AR 72205 Training     34.7489879 -92.3952515
Pulaski Technical College – Little Rock West campus Little Rock, AR 72205 Training     34.739024 -92.3740399
Pulaski Technical College – Main Campus North Little Rock, AR 72118 Training     34.782691 -92.2978229
Pulaski Technical College – Little Rock South campus Little Rock, AR 72210 Training     34.647079 -92.4251285
Webster University Little Rock, AR 72201 Training     34.744925 -92.273062