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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.


'Matchmaker' Event for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses to be Held May 11

 March 29, 2022

AEDC's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division will host its signature Matchmaking Event on May 11.

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AEDC Names Bob Kucheravy Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division

 March 07, 2022

AEDC has named Bob Kucheravy the next director of the commission’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division.

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State Certified 33 Businesses as Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in 2021

 January 13, 2022

The State of Arkansas certified 33 businesses as minority- and women-owned business enterprises through its MWBE Certification Program.

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Rogers Biotech Company Pel-Freez Expands Operations, Adds 31 New Jobs

 October 13, 2021

Pel-Freez Biologicals is expanding its facility in Rogers, Arkansas and creating 31 new jobs in the biotech industry.

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AEDC Names Jennifer Fowler Director of Arkansas NSF EPSCoR

 July 07, 2021

Jennifer Fowler has been named director of the Arkansas National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

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Arkansas Ranks 2nd for Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses

 June 18, 2021

Arkansas was recently ranked no. 2 for states with the most pandemic-proof small businesses.

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Bob Kucheravy

Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Development

(501) 682-7327