Arkansas Economic Development Commission

2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
steel industry

Steel Industry In Arkansas Grows With Bekaert And Zekelman Expansions

The expansions in the northern part of the state add significant manufacturing capabilities for these steel makers, while creating job opportunities for residents.
Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Plans Little Rock, Arkansas, Expansion

Dassault Falcon Jet plans to increase its presence in Little Rock, Arkansas, to aid in the “development and delivery” of its new jet.
Elopak Arkansas

Elopak To Invest $70M In Arkansas Production Plant

The carton packaging and filling equipment supplier's new Little Rock facility will create more than 100 jobs in the region. Plus, Owens Corning breaks ground in Russellville.
ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil’s Arkansas Lithium Well Part Of $100M Investment

ExxonMobil selects southwest Arkansas to start its North American lithium production, demonstrating “leadership in energy transition.”
Tech Talent

Making Moves To Develop Tech Talent

Initiatives on the federal, state, and local levels need to align to boost a STEM-savvy workforce.
Family Dollar Arkansas

SIG SAUER Will Invest $150M To Expand Arkansas Ammunition Facility

SIG SAUER will expand its manufacturing operations in Jacksonville, creating 625 jobs. Family Dollar returns to West Memphis with transformed distribution center.
Hybar Arkansas

Hybar Building Steel Rebar Mill In Arkansas

New Hybar LLC rebar mill will create a total of 200 jobs in northeast Arkansas; Westrock Coffee will create 600 jobs in Conway
Cold Storage Arkansas

Cypress Cold Storage Building New Facility In Northwest Arkansas

The 207,285-square-foot cold storage facility is expected to create 50 new jobs in Springdale, Arkansas when construction is completed in 2024.
ammunition primer manufacturing

Fiocchi Picks Arkansas For New Ammunition Primer Manufacturing

Fiocchi will invest $41.5 million to build a new ammunition primer manufacturing facility on a 281-acre site in the Port of Little Rock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montrose, Little Rock, AR

Montrose Relocating Principal Executive Offices To Arkansas

Montrose Environmental Group will add 90 jobs as it expands its existing facility in North Little Rock to house its growing Arkansas team.
Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Investing $48M In Arkansas Expansion

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will create nearly 70 jobs with the expansion of its Pine Bluff, AR poultry plant. 
Arkansas

Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants

Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.
Cypress Cold Storage, Maumelle, AR

Cypress Cold Storage Completes Expansion In Arkansas

The temperature-controlled warehouse space provider invested more than $13 million in the expansion, which created 30 jobs in Maumelle, AR.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

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