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The Arkansas economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Arkansas and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Arkansas.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to us as background to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and extensive contacts.

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Arkansas Department of Economic Development

State 72201

  www.arkansasedc.com
Entergy Corp - Teamwork Arkansas Utility  

www.considerarkansas.com

Pine Bluff Chamber Local 71611   www.pinebluffchamber.com
Bradley County Industrial Development Corp. County 71671

Mary Seymore

870-226-3760

www.bcidc.com
Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. Local 71711

Fred Duplantis

870-836-2210

www.ouachitaworks.com
El Dorado Chamber Local 71730   www.boomtown.org
Hot Springs Chamber Local 71901   www.hotspringschamber.com
Jacksonville Chamber Local 72076   www.jacksonville-arkansas.com
North Little Rock Economic Development Corp / Chamber City 72114   www.nlrchamber.org
Searcy Industrial Dev. Corporation Local 72143   www.searcy.dina.org
Metro Little Rock Region Region   www.mlrr.com
Little Rock Chamber City 72201   www.littlerockchamber.com
Little Rock Port Authority - FTZ No. 14 Port 72206   www.littlerockport.com
Great River Economic Development Area, Blytheville City 72316

Clif Chitwood

870-532-2100

www.greatrivereda.com
Marion Office of Economic Development City 72364   www.marionarkansas.org/econdev/
Osceola Chamber of Commerce Chamber 72370   www.osceolachamber.net
Cross County Economic Development Corp. county 72396   www.crosscountychamber.com
Greater Jonesboro Chamber Region 72401   www.jonesborochamber.org
Paragould / Greene County Chamber Region 72451   www.paragould.org
Fayetteville Chamber City 72702   www.fayettevillear.com
Fayetteville Economic Development Council, Inc. City 72702   www.fayetteville.com
Rogers-Lowell Chamber City 72756   www.rogerslowell.com
City of Siloam Springs City 72761   www.siloamsprings.com
Russellville - Arkansas Valley Alliance for Econ Dev City 72801   www.russellville.org
City of Fort Smith - Office of Economic Development City 72902  

www.businessfs.com

www.fsark.com   GIS system

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce City 72902   www.fschamber.com
Chaffee Crossing - Fort Smith AR - Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority BRAC  72917 479-452-4554 http://chaffeecrossing.com/
Greater Hot Springs Chamber City 74902    
Texarkana Chamber Local 75504   www.texarkana.org
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.

 

The directory above links to the websites of many Arkansas economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about AR as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the AR and  larger US South Central region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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