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.


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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AEDC Establishes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Division, Names Katherine Andrews Director

 May 13, 2021

The AEDC announced that it has established the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Division and has named Katherine Andrews the Director of the depart...

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Arkansas EPSCoR Seeking Scientific Research Project Ideas for DART Seed Grant Program

 May 04, 2021

The Arkansas National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research’s (NSF EPSCoR) current Track-1 project, “Data Analytics...

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AEDC Names Esperanza Massana-Crane Director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division

 January 28, 2021

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) is excited to announce Esperanza Massana-Crane as the new director of the Minority and Women-Owned...

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