Economic Developers Do It All in Arkansas

Monday, July 02, 2018

Setting up a business is a challenge.  Just managing the paperwork, accounting and regulations alone can be daunting to an entrepreneur. Not to mention the essential capital requirements every business needs to kick start operations. Where can a new business owner turn to get their questions answered?

Look no further than the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. We have compiled the tools and resources a business needs to start and to succeed.

Resources to Help Your Business

JD Lowery, Community and Economic Development Manager, is familiar with business retention and expansion strategies and knows about available real estate properties that can meet your business needs.

On any given day, you will find the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas helping business and community leaders with economic development strategies, discussing workforce development and training options, talking about social media marketing tactics, or just listening to business ideas and offering feedback.

Solve Problems and Bring Your Ideas to Market

A successful Economic Development Organization (EDO) has the ability to bring innovation and programs to communities who need to quickly react to a changing marketplace. JD Lowery has access to a board of experienced business owners and a network of people who can help to solve most any problem presented to a  business owner.

Get Help Managing Cash Flow

Have you put together your 60 day or 90 day cash flow document? One of the most critical skills a business owner needs is learning how to managing the uncertainty of cash flow. Rather than doing this alone, remove some of the guesswork of your cash flow by sitting down with an experienced economic developer and sharing your spreadsheet. Having an extra set of eyes to look at the numbers will uncover hidden revenue and hidden costs to make your projections more accurate.

Economic Developers Can Help with Workforce Recruitment

All companies seem to be facing a workforce shortage. Share your job postings or labor requirements with economic developers and they can post the openings or direct you to resources and available labor pools.

You Can Depend on Us for Help Growing Your Business

In business, it truly is about who you know and finding people that can help you to achieve success quickly. We can help you to make informed decisions that will reduce stress and bring stability to your business.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas have served this community for decades and care about providing opportunity and growth to rural Arkansas.

Contact JD Lowery today and find a wealth of information and resources to help your business grow. Ultimately, you will be contributing to the success of the community and building a better economy.

Contact:

JD Lowery

jd.lowery@aecc.com

 

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