Arkansas Government: Partner in 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.

CITY

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

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, along with its creative and vibrant Argenta downtown redevelopment, boasts The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park, believed to be the last surviving structure seen in “Gone With the Wind,” and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum’s USS Razorback SS 394, the longest serving and one of the most decorated submarines in the world.

MAUMELLE, a planned community located a few miles northwest of Little Rock, is home to retail giant Dillard’s online distribution facility.

COUNTY

PULASKI COUNTY is the largest county in the state by population, with 382,748 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, with Little Rock serving as both the county seat and state capital.

STATE

ARKANSAS is among a small number of states that has maintained a balanced budget and it views economic development and education as inseparable.

REGIONAL

METROPLAN has responsibility for the area’s transportation planning process under federal law.

FEDERAL

RICHARD SHEPPARD ARNOLD UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE is the courthouse for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Built in 1932, it was renamed in 2003 for Court of Appeals Judge Richard S. Arnold.

INTERNATIONAL

MEXICAN CONSULATE – CONSULDADO DE CARRERA DE MÉXICO, serving Arkansas, Western Tennessee and Eastern Oklahoma, is the only one of its kind between Dallas and Atlanta.