Arkansas Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Arkansas Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

  • Capital: Little Rock
  • Population (2017 Est.): 3,004,279
  • Largest Cities (2017): Little Rock, 198,606; Fort Smith, 88,037; Fayetteville, 85,257; Springdale, 79,599; Jonesboro, 75,86
  • Targeted Industries: Food & Beverage, Paper & Timber Products, Metals, Corporate & Shared Services, Distribution & Logistics, Transportation Equipment, Aerospace & Defense, Software Development & Data Management
  • Key Incentives: Advantage Arkansas, Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, Equity Investment Tax Credit, Targeted Business Incentives, Create Rebate Program, Tax Back, ArkPlus, Community Development Block Grant
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $124.9 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Bentley Story
Director of Business Development
900 West Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-7384
[email protected]
www.arkansasedc.com

From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas Economic Development Commission enables business with comprehensive resources and custom know-how.

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State Listings


Utility Listings

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

J.D. Lowery
Manager, Community & Economic Development
1 Cooperative Way
Little Rock, AR 72209
501-570-2274
[email protected]
www.wearearkansas.com

Entergy Arkansas

Danny Games
Director, Business & Economic Development
425 West Capitol Avenue, 27th Floor, P.O. Box 551
Little Rock, AR 72203
501-377-4474
[email protected]
goentergy.com


Regional Listings

East Arkansas Planning and Development District

Melissa Rivers
Director
2905 King Street, P.O. Box 1403
Jonesboro, AR 72403
870-932-3957
[email protected]
www.eapdd.com

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

Lorie Robertson
Director of Marketing
7020 Taylor Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72916
479-452-4554
[email protected]
www.chaffeecrossing.com

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tim Allen
President & CEO
612 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
479-783-3111
[email protected]
www.fortsmithchamber.org

Hot Springs Metro Partnership

Gary Troutman
President & CEO
659 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-321-1700
[email protected]
www.growinghotsprings.com

Jonesboro Unlimited

Mike Philpot
Vice President of Economic Development
1709 East Nettleton Avenue, P.O. Box 789
Jonesboro, AR 72403
870-336-9080
[email protected]
www.jonesborounlimited.com

Little Rock Regional Chamber

Ben France
VP, Economic Development
One Chamber Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-377-6004
[email protected]
www.littlerockchamber.com

Metro Little Rock Alliance

Ben France
Vice President Economic Development, Little Rock Regional Chamber
One Chamber Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-377-6004
[email protected]
www.metrolittlerockalliance.com

Mississippi County Economic Development/Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF)

Clif Chitwood
Economic Developer
4701 Memorial Drive
Blytheville, AR 72315
870-532-6084
[email protected]
www.misscoeda.com

Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc.

Joe Willis
Executive Director
P.O. Box 190
Harrison, AR 72602-0190
870-741-5404
[email protected]
nwaedd.org

Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development

James Lee Silliman
Executive Director
625 Adams Avenue, P.O. Box 895
Camden, AR 71711-0895
870-836-6426
[email protected]
www.teamcamden.com

Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce & Russellville Regional Economic Development Alliance

Paul Harvel
President & CEO
708 West Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
479-968-2530
[email protected]
www.russellvillechamber.com


County Listings

Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance

Stephen Bell
President & CEO
2401 Pine Street, Suite B
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
870-246-1460
[email protected]
www.arkadelphiaalliance.com

Bradley County Economic Development Corporation

Len Blaylock
Executive Director
110 North Myrtle, P.O. Box 310
Warren, AR 71671
870-226-3760
[email protected]
www.bradleycountyedc.com

Conway County Economic Development Corporation

Jerry L. Smith
President & CEO
115 East Broadway Street
Morrilton, AR 72110
501-354-2393
[email protected]
conwaycountyedc.com

Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas

Allison J.H. Thompson, CEcD, FM, EDFP
President & CEO
510 Main Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-535-0110
[email protected]
www.jeffersoncountyalliance.com

Saline County Economic Development Corporation

Lamont Cornwell
Executive Director
607 North Market Street
Benton, AR 72015
501-860-4007
[email protected]
salinecountyeconomicdev.com


City Listings

Bald Knob Area Chamber of Commerce

Alvin Hearyman
President
P.O. Box 338
Bald Knob, AR 72010
501-724-3140
[email protected]
www.baldknobchamber.com

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Crystal Johnson
President & CEO
409 Vine Street
Batesville, AR 72501
870-793-2378
[email protected]
www.mybatesville.org

Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce

Rich Davis
Vice President of Economic Development
200 East Central Avenue
Bentonville, AR 72712
479-273-2841
[email protected]
www.bentonvillebellavistachamber.com

Cabot Chamber of Commerce

Amy Williams
President & CEO
110 South 1st Street
Cabot, AR 72023
501-843-2136
[email protected]
www.cabotcc.org

City of Maumelle

Judy Keller
Director
550 Edgewood, Suite 590
Maumelle, AR 72113
501-851-2500
[email protected]
www.maumelle.dina.org

City of Siloam Springs

Holland Hayden
Communication Manager
P.O. Box 80
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
479-238-0940
[email protected]
www.siloamsprings.com

City of West Memphis Office of Economic Development

Ward Wimbish
Director of Economic Development
205 South Redding
West Memphis, AR 72303
870-732-7500
[email protected]
www.westmemphis.com

Conway Development Corporation

Brad Lacy
President & CEO
900 Oak St.
Conway, AR 72032
501-329-7788
[email protected]
www.conwayarkansas.org

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Chung Tan, CEcD
Director for Economic Development
21 West Mountain Street, Ste. 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-521-1710
[email protected]
www.fayettevillear.com

Magnolia Economic Development Corporation

Cammie Hambrice
Executive Director
211 West Main Street, P.O. Box 866
Magnolia, AR 71754
870-234-4352
[email protected]
www.magnoliaedc.com

Marion Economic Development

Michael Demster
Director
13 Military Road, P.O. Box 652
Marion, AR 72364
870-739-5414
[email protected]
www.marionarkansas.org

Monticello Economic Development Commission

Nita McDaniel
Executive Director
211 West Gaines, P.O. Box 1890
Monticello, AR 71655
870-367-3076
[email protected]
www.monticelloedc.org

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

Todd Larson
Executive Director, Economic Development
100 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-371-0116
[email protected]
www.nlrchamber.org

Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce

Buck Layne
President
2323 South Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143
501-268-2458
[email protected]
www.searcychamber.com

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce

Colleen Carr
Economic Development Director
7510 Highway 107
Sherwood, AR 72120
501-835-7600
[email protected]
sherwoodchamber.net