— Mike Preston, Executive Director,
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission creates economic opportunity by attracting higher-paying jobs, expanding and diversifying local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating growth throughout the state. Arkansas is a pro-business environment operating leaner and faster through streamlined state government.
Siloam Springs, located in Northwest Arkansas, presents a vibrant business environment across a variety of retail, commercial, and industrial activity. The residents and workforce of Siloam Springs, Arkansas provide high quality markets for many types of entrepreneurial businesses and industrial concerns.
The Hot Springs Metro Partnership is the area’s public/private economic development organization, serving all of Garland County. There are also more than 250,000 people within a 30-minute driving radius of Hot Springs, ensuring our employers have a readily available workforce. Greater Hot Springs has one of the most vibrant economies in Arkansas in one of the nation’s most scenic settings.
TOP BUSINESS FACILITIES RANKINGS: ARKANSAS
|Top 10 Manufacturing Jobs (% of workforce)||2023 State Rankings|
|Top 15 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)||2023 State Rankings|
|Top 10 Best Business Climate (Large): Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers||2023 Metro Rankings|
A national competition, the 2023 STEM Talent Challenge funds science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) training, fuels regional innovation economies across the U.S.
New Hybar LLC rebar mill will create a total of 200 jobs in northeast Arkansas; Westrock Coffee will create 600 jobs in Conway
An Irish firm expands in Sherwood, Arkansas, and outdoor recreation is a focus in The Natural State.
Business Facilities' 1st Annual EDO Awards recognize innovative or impactful programs and initiatives aimed at improving the communities they serve.
The logistics industry is a multi-billion dollar sector that connects producers and consumers to deliver the right products at the right time.
The National Science Foundation will provide the award to 44 unique teams spanning universities, nonprofits, businesses, and others towards creating local innovation ecosystems.