Arkansas’ unemployment rate hit a record low of 3.4 percent in July 2017 and has stayed well below the national unemployment rate of around 4.1 percent.

Arkansas’ principal industries are agriculture, business services, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, and transportation logistics. Additional interesting sectors include aerospace and aviation, biosciences, data, distribution and logistics services, firearms and ammunition, healthcare, paper and timber products, smart grid technologies, software development and data management services, and steel production.

The startup scene in Arkansas is booming. A strong talent pool, a growing number of incubators and accelerator programs, and available funding and incentives have created a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs of all types.

Three State Programs Designed to Strengthen Arkansas’ Workforce

 March 23, 2018

Though the debate over whether or not a four-year college degree is the right choice for everyone rages on, it is without question that every Arkansan...

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Technology is Changing Education and the Workforce Landscape in Arkansas

 March 09, 2018

Nationwide, there were nearly 10 times as many open computing jobs as there were computer science graduates in 2017. As more and more of the economy b...

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Mississippi County, Arkansas, is Primed for Steel

 February 09, 2018

Mississippi County is the fourth-largest steel-producing county in the United States, and local leaders are taking the initiative to ensure the growin...

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BUILD A FULFILLING CAREER IN ARKANSAS

Whatever your background and passion, Arkansas can put you to work. Six Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, and 125 Fortune 500 companies have operations within the state.

BUILD A FULFILLING CAREER IN ARKANSAS

Whatever your background and passion, Arkansas can put you to work. Six Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, and 125 Fortune 500 companies have operations within the state.