With a central location and comprehensive transportation infrastructure, it’s not surprising that Arkansas has a growing distribution and logistics services sector. Arkansas is home to more than 6,800 transportation, logistics, and distribution companies. Additionally, Arkansas is home to Fortune 500 company J.B. Hunt Transportation Services.
AEDC's mission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas. Here are some examples of businesses that are thriving!View All
"Transportation and logistics are a huge part of the state’s diverse economy. Tech jobs offer higher wages and more challenging work for a diverse group within our talented labor force. Marry the two together, and that’s exactly the sort of enterprise AEDC is looking to support and help grow."
Secreatary of Commerce, Arkansas
“When Greenbrier acquired American Railcar Industries, we knew the Marmaduke operations would help us deliver on three key parts of our strategic plan. First, strengthening our core North American engineering and manufacturing business. Next, growing our operations at scale in new and existing markets; and lastly, extending our talent base. The expansion of our facility in Marmaduke will further position Greenbrier for continued growth for many years to come.
William A. Furman
Chairman & CEO, Greenbier Companies
“Continuing to invest in this area, which has become a global logistics hub, supports our company vision and goals, while building value for our growing customer base and creating attractive opportunities for employees.”
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