To sustainably grow our regional economy, we must continue to focus on assisting existing companies with issues that restrict their growth while marketing our regional assets to new industries searching for a home. Quality of place is defined by infrastructure, human capital and vibrancy. All have to be nurtured to retain and attract people, jobs and investment. The MetRock Now economic development campaign capitalizes on proven success by targeting economic, community and talent development opportunities for regional growth.
Where miles equal minutes, 1 million people live within 50 minutes of downtown Little Rock. So, 12 Central Arkansas counties and their unique communities are united to compete as one common, globally recognized brand — Little Rock. With more than $2 billion in new capital investment, more than $560 million in new annual payroll, and 16,129 jobs later, the results are indisputable and historically unprecedented. The central and northwest Arkansas Regions also launched a historic collaboration in “super regionalism” to benefit the entire state and its contiguous regions. LittleRockChamber.com