Why Arkansas?

This high-energy video showcases multiple business leaders talking about why being in Arkansas is good for business, not only for their organization but also for their employees. Industries highlighted include tech, food and beverage, metals, aerospace, logistics, and timber.

ARKANSAS BUILDING & SITES DATABASE

Arkansas' 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.

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Jonesboro Industrial Sites B & C

Jonesboro, AR

153 Acres
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Newport Industrial Site

Newport, AR

98 Acres
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Russellville East End Industrial Site

Russellville, AR

60 Acres
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Paragould South Industrial Site

Paragould, AR

79 Acres
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Crossett Industrial Park East Site

Crossett, AR

34 Acres
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South Port Site - Port of Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

65 Acres
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You're in good company

AEDC's mission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas. Here are some examples of businesses that are thriving!

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Video: Crossett Industrial Site

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Technology Job Fields in Arkansas

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Continued Success for Ozark Integrated Circuits

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Military Installations and Military Presence in Arkansas

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Foreign direct investment brings jobs, investment home to Arkansas

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Infographic: the Aerospace & Defense Industry in Arkansas

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Cyber Security Related Education Programs in Arkansas

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Aerospace Education Programs in Arkansas

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3rd Lowest

Cost of Doing Business

300 Fortune 500

Companies with Offices Here. Arkansas is Home to Walmart, J.B. Hunt, Tyson, Windstream, Murphy Oil, and Dillard's.

THE FOREST OF THE FUTURE

The timber and paper industry is vital to the rural Arkansas economy. Arkansas produces over 18.9 million acres of timber each year. The state is looking to expand its role in the timber business, as the United States still has a great need for domestic timber. Go to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission website to learn more about Arkansan efforts in timber and how your company can get involved.