COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE DATA

COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE DATA

Not only does Arkansas have the lowest cost of doing business in the U.S., but our cost of living also compares favorably to most U.S. metropolitan areas. See Cost of Living Index Comparison below in the Economic Data Reports, to compare annual average prices for grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, and healthcare. Below are downloadable reports on most everything you could want to know about our state. If there's more information we can provide, please let us know. We're ready to show you how Arkansas can work for you and your bottom line.

Arkansas ranked 38th in the U.S. in value of total exports in 2017 ($6.3 billion). The state’s trade increased 10.82 percent from 2016-2017. In the last five years, the overall volume of exports from Arkansas has increased. Total exports from Arkansas in 2017 were 21.2 percent above total exports in 2010.
According to U.S. Department of Commerce data, Arkansas has a significant amount of international business activity: approximately 31,600 workers are employed by foreign-owned firms; more than half of the jobs created by foreign-owned entities are in manufacturing; foreign direct investment in Arkansas was responsible for 3.4 percent of the state's total private-industry employment.
Identifies Arkansas companies that are subsidiaries of foreign parents. Companies are arranged alphabetically by country of ultimate parent ownership. If the ultimate parent was a holding company, the parent a level below was listed. This list was prepared using the online version of Hoover’s, Reference USA and corporate web pages. While every attempt has been made to make this list as complete as possible, some facilities in the state may have been inadvertently omitted. Employment estimates are used for all employers to ensure confidentiality.
An annual report submitted by the AEDC to the Arkansas Legislative Council for committee distribution addressing each of the requirements specified by ACA §15-4-3224.
The Quick Action Closing Fund allows the Governor to act quickly and decisively in highly competitive situations to finalize an agreement with an employer to locate its business in Arkansas. In this report, details are provided on the companies proposing 77 job creation and/or retention projects that have received monies from the fund. These activities project the creation and retention of 25,225 jobs at an average hourly wage of $20.55. The projected cumulative investment of these projects was $3.044 billion. As of June 30, 2017, these 77 projects have created and retained 19,860 jobs.
Pursuant to Act 1282 of 2001, enclosed is a copy of Arkansas's annual report to the Arkansas Legislative Council for committees distribution addressing each of the requirements specified in the law.
Not only has Arkansas been ranked as having the 4th lowest cost of doing business in the U.S., but our cost of living also compares favorably to most U.S. metropolitan areas. Compare annual average prices for grocery, housing, utilities, transportation and health care.
Total dollar value of all goods and services provided in years 2011 to 2016, as last updated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in May 2018.
Overview of Arkansas's natural resources and economy.
From aerospace to food, paper products and more, find employment, location and product information for Arkansas's top 40 manufacturing employers.
Find out where most Arkansans work in this list of the state's largest employers.
A comprehensive list of more than 170 companies, organized alphabetically and including contact information, employment codes and product/service provided by each.