Arkansas

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Arkansas.

Arkana Laboratories

Arkana Laboratories Investing $30M In Little Rock Expansion

Diagnostic pathological services company Arkana Laboratories will create 74 jobs within the next five years as it transforms its existing operations into a cutting-edge education, research, and healthcare facility.
Jobs Arkansas

Two Projects To Bring More Than 340 Jobs To Arkansas

GoTextbooks’ Little Rock expansion will create 200 new jobs, Bryce Corporation’s new manufacturing facility will create 142 positions in Searcy.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Sequretek Little Rock

Sequretek Picks Little Rock, AR For U.S. Headquarters

Global cybersecurity company Sequretek cites technology focus, business climate among factors for choosing Little Rock, AR for headquarters.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.

Texas, Michigan, California Top Industry Rankings

Texas, Michigan, California have each nabbed top industry rankings in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Arkansas

Arkansas: Closing The Deal

A steady stream of new and expanding business keeps Arkansas moving, backed by the Natural State's great quality of life.
Wachter Arkansas

Wachter Expanding Arkansas Technology Operations

The technology solutions integrator's expansion project will create an additional 116 jobs in Lowell, AR.
May / June 2022 Issue

May / June 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 3)

Business Facilities' May / June 2022 issue focuses on workforce development, including STEM, higher education partnerships, quality of life, and more.
Systems Group El Dorado, AR

Systems Group To Create 60 Jobs With Arkansas Expansion

Systems Group's El Dorado fabrication and machine shop expansion will participate in the AEDC’s Advantage Arkansas program.
W&W|AFCO Steel

W&W|AFCO Steel Investing $18.7M In Arkansas Expansion

W&W|AFCO Steel will add add 115 jobs at a new steel fabrication facility in the former LM Wind Power building at the Port of Little Rock.
Global Supply Chain

Linking The Global Supply Chain

A number of states are now in the matchmaking business, all trying to help companies solve their increasingly complex and demanding supply chain issues.
Envirotech Vehicles

Envirotech Vehicles Picks Arkansas For EV Manufacturing Facility

Envirotech Vehicles purchased a 580,000-square-foot facility in Osceola, AR for its new electric vehicle manufacturing facility, where it will create more than 800 jobs.
aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
Tractor Supply store Maumelle, Arkansas distribution center

Tractor Supply Investing $100M In New Arkansas Distribution Center

The company's 10th distribution center will create more than 450 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores.
Moving Trends 2021

Moving Trends: Was 2021 The Year Of The Great Relocation?

HireAHelper migration study reveals 2021 United States moving trends during another year disrupted by COVID-19.
technologically advanced steel mill, Osceola, AR

U.S. Steel Picks Arkansas For New $3B Steel Mill

Upon completion in 2024, U.S. Steel's Osceola, AR facility will be the most technologically advanced steelmaking facility in North America.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
Riceland Foods

Riceland Foods To Invest $13.2M In Arkansas Plant Expansion

Farmer-owned cooperative Riceland Foods will create 80 new jobs across its Stuttgart and Jonesboro plants in Arkansas.
Hanwha Cimarron, Opelika, AL

Alabama: Hanwha Cimarron Puts $130 Million Plant In Opelika

The new facility in Northeast Opelika Industrial Park will produce carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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