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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.


AEDC Expanding Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Focus

 July 11, 2023

AEDC is expanding its focus on small business and entrepreneurship by restructuring its Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Division.

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2023 Matchmaking Event Hosts More Than 400 Business Meetings

 June 05, 2023

The AEDC's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division hosted more than 400 meetings during the Matchmaking Event.

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Esperanza Massana-Crane

Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development

(501) 682-7684