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Arkansas offers a robust business climate for aerospace and defense companies, providing a low cost of doing business and a talented workforce. This strong business climate, coupled with the state’s unparalleled quality of life and beautiful outdoors, makes Arkansas a prime destination for the aerospace and defense industry.

Approximately 150 aerospace and defense companies call Arkansas home or have a presence in the state. Major aerospace manufacturing companies, including Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Dassault Aviation, have locations in Arkansas, along with specialty aerospace companies, such as Galley Support Innovations and Pratt & Whitney.

Aerospace and defense companies are attracted to Arkansas by its nationally ranked low costs. In the United States, Arkansas has the fourth lowest cost of doing business and has the second lowest cost of living. Arkansas is also one of 28 Right to Work states.

In Arkansas, we are focused on your bottom line. Our government has a mandated balanced budget and is streamlined to work diligently to meet your needs.

At the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, companies have a single point of contact, which allows business to be conducted with ease. Our Business Development team acts as a liaison between companies, communities, and other stakeholders to ensure the site selection process is successful.


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