An Economic Powerhouse

With its strategic location, skilled workforce, stellar transit and utility infrastructure, and pro-business state government, Arkansas has emerged as a true engine of economic development.


Our state has the second-highest manufacturing employment in the south and is rated by CNBC as fourth among the U.S. states for the lowest cost of doing business. Of the Fortune 500, 101 locate operations in Arkansas, while seven call the state its headquarters.

For detailed information about our industries, workforce, climate, and a wide array of tax credits, block grants, low-interest loans and other incentives, check out the Arkansas Economic Development Commission at www.arkensasedc.com.

Concern for Community

This is one of the seven principles that guide the electric cooperatives. One way we accomplish this is through programs designed for youth of various ages. From electrical safety programs to the annual Youth Tour to Washington, we are committed to the youth of Arkansas.