The entrepreneurial spirit created by our bold trendsetters has made Arkansas a hub of international commerce and is launching a new generation of dealmakers. Start-up hubs like Arkansas MadeArkansas Innovation Hub and Innovate Arkansas bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization, while accelerators like The ARK Challenge are funding and supporting new tech companies.

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.

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

A privately held group of for-profit and non-profit corporations that advocates 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

A nonprofit 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.

Arkansas Venture Center

Facilitates growth of startups, entrepreneurs and technical talent through experiential programs, mentorship, partnerships and the celebration of success.

Innovate Arkansas

A program of AEDC 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 Arkansas Economic Development Commission supports several technology incubators throughout the state.

Catalyst Innovation Center

A business incubator for bioscience, engineering and technology startups. 

Arkansas Research and Technology Park

Providing technology-intensive companies with resources and opportunities to commercialize new technologies.


Fostering commercial investments in the development of inventions, discoveries and more from the research taking place at UAMS, the Arkansas Children's Hospital and the local VA Hospital to enhance healthcare and stimulate economic development in Arkansas.


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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