Little Rock Technology Park Authority provides quality job opportunities and economic development in Central Arkansas. The seven members of the authority represent the initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber, City of Little Rock, UA Little Rock and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The region’s first technology park is a catalyst for tech talent to succeed and advance and will be a major economic driver for the next 30 years.
The planned second phase of the $100 million, six-phase park was thrown off schedule by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to tech park director Brent Birch, revised Phase II plans include potentially renovating the park-owned building on 421 Main St., currently in use by the Department of Education.
The department is expected to relocate, leaving the tech park free to enlarge the building’s conference area, renovate the boardroom and open up the floor layout in line with the renovations done to its headquarters on Main Street.
The tech park was closed during the pandemic and reopened with a new coffee shop as part of its mission to provide a stimulating environment in which to promote and develop technology-based ventures.