Employing a Superior Workforce in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 12:00 am  

Caterpillar Facility (Photo by Michael Pirnique)


HP, one of the world’s largest IT companies, employs over 1,200 highly skilled people in its state-of-the-art customer service and technical support center.

ACXIOM, a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: ACXM), is the developer of some of the largest and most sophisticated business intelligence and marketing databases in the world.

Little Rock Technology Park Authority, after years of planning at the state and local levels, is actively studying sites to locate the development. The seven members of the authority represent the initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The region’s first technology park is anticipated to be a major economic driver for the next 30 years.

UAMS Bioventures, with commercial successes such as Safe Foods, Omnibalm and eDoc America, translates University of Arkansas for Medical Science research into products that benefit human health.

UALR Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology, founded by internationally renowned scientist Dr. Mary L. Good and led by dean Dr. Eric Sandgren. EIT, as it’s known, is also home to eight, cutting-edge graduate programs including doctoral degrees, masters of science degrees and graduate certificates — all focused on strategic areas of commerce and research directly relevant to 21st Century success.


Strong national and Arkansas-chartered financial institutions and public finance spur the region’s economic development.


Partnering of the public and private sectors among all levels of government has put the region at a competitive advantage with its unified, team-oriented approach to economic development.

Little Rock, for the first time in its history, funded performance-based incentives over the next ten years to complement business.

Little Rock is a city within a park.
- Bryan Day, City of Little Rock



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