Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Michael Preston

Secretary of Commerce, AEDC Executive Director

1 Commerce Way
Suite 601
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202
Phone: 501-682-1121
Toll-Free: 1-800-ARKANSAS
Fax: 501-682-7499

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Workforce Housing: The New Employer Issue

By: David G. Gaines

The demand for housing that can be afforded by the workforce has increased in various portions of the country. As employers seek to recruit skilled...   More>>

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Evolving Financial Services Needs Are Causing Changes on the Ground

By: Tracey Schelmetic

A crisis such as a pandemic often comes with renewed scrutiny on corporate behavior. During the last national crisis – that of the 2008 economic...   More>>

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The Commercial Market: Then, Now and into 2022

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Unsurprisingly, the global pandemic is at the root of the bad news in the real estate market. Restrictions and lockdowns facilitated significant...   More>>

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Corporate Headquarters and Relocations: Is Talent Tipping the Scales?

By: Leslie Wagner

With talent leading the way, the decision about where to locate is becoming more important than ever before. A multitude of perspectives needs...   More>>

GrassSeed Article | October 12, 2021
Seed Money: Grass Seed Shortage, Inflation Affecting Sports Industry

By: Trade & Industry Development, Mary Helen Sprecher

There's a shortage out there and it's not toilet paper. It's grass seed, something needed for venues like golf courses and sports fields. And this...   More>>

Destination Spotlights

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The Etowah Recipe for Success: Size, Location, Access and Workforce   

By: Trade & Industry Development

Want easy access to two international airports, commercial air service, interstate, a megasite and more? Check out Etowah County, Alabama. More>>

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The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>

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Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

By: Juli Anne Patty

When it comes to agreement and cooperation on many fronts across the U.S. seeming to be impossible, one state is defying all odds in the name of... More>>