Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Michael Preston

Secretary of Commerce & AEDC Executive Director

300 Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone : 501-682-7351
Toll-free : 1800-ARKANSAS
Fax : N/A
Email :
Website :

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Food & Agriculture Related
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Manufacturing
•   Metals
•   Technology/R&D

About Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Centered between Canada and Mexico, and located in the middle of the United States, Arkansas is strategically placed to reach tens of millions of people easily and cost efficiently. Our unemployment rate consistently ranks below the national average, and 44 campuses of higher learning result in an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and primed for 21st Century challenges.On any given day in Arkansas, we're curating the world's largest private database and operating one of the nation's largest truckload carriers, while commanding the world's dominant retail empire. Home to six Fortune 500 companies and more than 141 international corporations, Arkansas is an industry melting pot from which one success builds on another.The more you know Arkansas, the better the opportunity for your business. We invite you to explore more about our state and its potential for you.



Arkansas is Ready for Business

Article | July 29, 2020

In Arkansas, every business is essential. Arkansas is a business-friendly state with an abundance of resources to help businesses succeed,... more >>

AR: Amazon to Open Major Fulfillment Center, Creating 1,000+ Jobs

Development News | July 10, 2020

Amazon is opening a fulfillment center and a delivery station in Little Rock. The 825,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to create more than 1,000... more >>

AR: Walmart to Open State-of-the-At Health Center in Springdale, Ark.

Development News | June 29, 2020

Walmart is opening its fourth Walmart Health Center, this time in Springdale, Ark. The company has three health centers in Georgia. more >>


Ports Move Goods - And the Economy

Article | March 16, 2020

Ports are responsible for more than moving goods. They are also major engines that drive the influx of business development, which in turn has a... more >>

AR: Structurlam Selects Conway First U.S. Plant, to Hire 130

Development News | December 12, 2019

Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation will expand its operations into the United States, with a plant in Conway, Ark., set to open in mid-2021. more >>

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