Arkansas

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.

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.
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.
Canoo electric vehicles

EV Maker Canoo Picks Arkansas For HQ, Continues Growth In Oklahoma

Canoo investments will bring nearly 550 new jobs to Bentonville and Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas; more than 700 to Oklahoma.
Trex

Manufacturers Look To Arkansas As Home For Future Growth

Manufacturers Trex, Arning will establish new manufacturing sites in the state, creating upwards of 600 jobs in the coming years.
Blytheville, AR

Majestic Steel USA To Create 225 Jobs In Arkansas

Flat-rolled steel manufacturer Majestic Steel USA will establish a new, 515,000-square-foot service center in Blytheville, AR.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Eric Voyles, TexAmericas Center

Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center, discusses military site remediation, impact of COVID-19 on development, and low-cost, reliable electricity.
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.
customized training programs

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.
tax credits

Listen Now: Talking Texas With Aaron Demerson, TxEDC President & CEO

Aaron Demerson, President & CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), shares his vision to continue to grow the state's success.
Economic Development Awards

Call For Entries! Business Facilities 2024 Economic Development Awards

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
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.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.