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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.


Matchmaking Event for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses to be Held May 29

 April 15, 2024

The 2024 Minority and Women-Owned Business Matchmaking Event will be held in Little Rock on May 29.

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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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Esperanza Massana-Crane

Director of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development

(501) 682-7684