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 of Arkansas Certified 50 Businesses as Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in 2023February 14, 2024
Fifty businesses in Arkansas were certified as minority- and women-owned business enterprises in 2023.Read >
AEDC Expanding Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development FocusJuly 11, 2023
AEDC is expanding its focus on small business and entrepreneurship by restructuring its Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division.Read >
2023 Matchmaking Event Hosts More Than 400 Business MeetingsJune 05, 2023
The AEDC's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division hosted more than 400 meetings during the Matchmaking Event.Read >