The entrepreneurial spirit created by our bold trendsetters has made Arkansas a hub of international commerce and is launching a new generation of dealmakers. Through a statewide network of partners and targeted tax incentive programs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is committed to empowering start-ups and visionaries with open collaboration, unparalleled resources, beneficial policies, and a willingness to get things done.


Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group is a privately held group of for-profit and non-profit corporations that advocate for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements.

The AEDC partners with ACCG on the annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup and Youth Entrepreneur Showcase business plan competitions to promote entrepreneurial education and to fund new start-up businesses.

Arkansas Innovation Hub

Arkansas Innovation Hub is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing innovative and entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas by creating a collaborative ecosystem and pipelines that mobilize the resources, programs and educational opportunities necessary to develop, attract and retain talent and to build the state's economy.

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development program that assists entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned, with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation and offers specialized services for tech-based ventures.

The Venture Center

The Venture Center facilitates growth of startups, entrepreneurs and technical talent through experiential programs, mentorship, partnerships and the celebration of success.

Innovate Arkansas

Innovate Arkansas is a partnership between the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International that works with new, technology-based entrepreneurs to turn inventions and high-tech concepts into viable businesses, in an effort to create high-paying Arkansas jobs in the knowledge, technology, and information-based industries.


The Conductor empowers entrepreneurs, makers, and innovators by building a diverse, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central Arkansas.

Startup Junkie

Startup Junkie exists to empower innovators and entrepreneurs by educating, inspiring, and supporting entrepreneurs and innovators through no-cost, one-on-one consulting; events, workshops, and programs; and access to capital and talent.

BioVentures was established by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to promote the biomedical technology industry. The program facilitates technology transfer and prompts the development of startup companies associated with UAMS.


Visit our business incubation and acceleration page for more information on how Arkansas can help you start, grow, or expand your company.


A comprehensive list of more than 170 companies, organized alphabetically and including contact information, employment codes and product/service provided by each.

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