Together, We Make Arkansas Stronger
When it comes to building the strength of our regional economy, the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas work to recruit businesses and provide assistance to existing member-owners. These endeavors include cohesive recruitment and retention efforts with state, regional and federal partners who share our goals. You can read more about them below.
Arkansas Economic Development Commission
This statewide organization is devoted to attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.
Category: Economic Development, Business, Partners
Arkansas Waterways Association
This state governmental body develops, promotes, and protects waterborne transportation, as well as port-related economic development.
Arkansas Development Districts
Economic Development Districts (EDD) across the state are non-profit, multi-purpose and multi-funded organizations that foster economic growth through multi-county planning and investment.
USDA Rural Development
An arm of the federal department of agriculture, this program offers a mix of grants, loans, and services designed to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
Southern Economic Development Council
With a special focus on the needs of businesses and workers in the southern United States, this organization serves as a clearing house for economic development issues in the region.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.