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


For the latest Arkansas incentives, click this link.

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

Ivy Owen
Executive Director
7020 Taylor Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72916
[email protected]

Chaffee Crossing is a mixed-use community in Fort Smith, Arkansas featuring Interstates 40/49, Arkansas River, Class I rail and air transportation; manufacturing and commerce; a medical school, residential neighborhoods and numerous amenities.

Hot Springs Metro Partnership

Gary Troutman
President & CEO
659 Ouachita Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
[email protected]

Hot Springs is a wonderful place for families and growing businesses. The area’s historic National Park, beautiful lakes, premier horse racing track, theme park, high-performing schools and quaint neighborhoods make it the envy of the state.

State Listings

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Bentley Story
Director of Business Development
900 West Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
[email protected]

Utility Listings

Entergy Arkansas

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

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives

Kirkley Thomas
Manager, Economic Development
P.O. Box 194208
Little Rock, AR 72219
[email protected]

Regional Listings

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tim Allen
President & CEO
612 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
[email protected]

Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development

James Lee Silliman
Executive Director
625 Adams Avenue, P.O. Box 895
Camden, AR 71711-0895
[email protected]

Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Inc.

Joe Willis
Executive Director
P.O. Box 190
Harrison, AR 72602-0190
[email protected]

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

Clif Chitwood
Economic Developer
4701 Memorial Drive
Blytheville, AR 72315
[email protected]

Metro Little Rock Alliance

Paul Latture
Executive Director
One Chamber Plaza
Little Rock, AR 72201
[email protected]

Jonesboro Unlimited

Mike Downing
Vice President of Economic Development
1709 East Nettleton Avenue, P.O. Box 789
Jonesboro, AR 72403
[email protected]

East Arkansas Planning and Development District

Melissa Rivers
2905 King Street, P.O. Box 1403
Jonesboro, AR 72403
[email protected]

Arkansas Valley Alliance For Economic Development

Paul Harvel
President & CEO
708 West Main Street
Russellville, AR 72801
[email protected]

County Listings

Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County Arkansas

Allison Thompson
President & CEO
510 Main Street, P.O. Box 5069
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
[email protected]

Bradley County Economic Development Corporation

Len Blaylock
Executive Director
110 North Myrtle, P.O. Box 310
Warren, AR 71671
[email protected]

Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance

Stephen Bell
President & CEO
2401 Pine Street, Suite B
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
[email protected]

City Listings

City of Siloam Springs

Holland Hayden
Communication Manager
P.O. Box 80
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
[email protected]

Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce

Jayne Lowe
Vice President, Business Retention & Expansion
200 East Central Avenue, P.O. Box 330
Bentonville, AR 72712
[email protected]

Magnolia Economic Development Corporation

Cammie Hambrice
Executive Director
211 West Main Street, P.O. Box 866
Magnolia, AR 71754
[email protected]

North Little Rock Economic Development Corporation

Todd Larson
Executive Director
100 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
[email protected]

Smackover Industrial Dev. Corporation

Sandra Mills
P.O. Box 275
Smackover, AR 71762
[email protected]

Marion Economic Development

Michael Demster
13 Military Road, P.O. Box 652
Marion, AR 72364
[email protected]

Monticello Economic Development Commission

Nita McDaniel
Executive Director
211 West Gaines, P.O. Box 1890
Monticello, AR 71655
[email protected]

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

Chung Tan, CEcD
Director for Economic Development
21 West Mountain Street, Ste. 300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
[email protected]

Conway Development Corporation

Brad Lacy
President & CEO
900 Oak St.
Conway, AR 72032
[email protected]

City of West Memphis Office of Economic Development

Ward Wimbish
Director of Economic Development
205 South Redding
West Memphis, AR 72303
[email protected]

City of Maumelle

Judy Keller
550 Edgewood, Suite 590
Maumelle, AR 72113
[email protected]

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Crystal Johnson
President & CEO
409 Vine Street
Batesville, AR 72501
[email protected]

Bald Knob Area Chamber of Commerce

Alvin Hearyman
P.O. Box 338
Bald Knob, AR 72010
[email protected]