Little Rock not only offers, but promotes a lifetime of learning. From innovative, public Pre-K to graduate offerings, the region values education and economic development as inseparable.
Arkansas Right to Work Law In 1944, the people of Arkansas amended the state Constitution to ensure that all people in Arkansas would have the right to work, regardless of their affiliation or non-affiliation with any type of labor organization.
Worker's Comp Arkansas has one of the most progressive workers’ compensation programs in the nation, with more than 230 insurance underwriters. Since 1995, the state’s rates have decreased 56.6% and have seen the fourth-best combined loss ratio of all 51 jurisdictions.
Unemployment Insurance Unemployment Insurance averages 3.8 percent for existing and new businesses.
There are 20 institutions of higher education in the Metro Little Rock region totaling approximately 70,000 enrolled students and 31% of Pulaski County’s population has a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges works in connection with business to create degree programs tailored to serve the needs of area employers.
To further strengthen the workforce for the central Arkansas region, a Central Arkansas Two-Year College Consortium was formed to combine the resources and expertise of the six area colleges to better meet workforce, industry training, and economic development needs of the region and to jointly pursue grants and other funding opportunities to address workforce development needs of central Arkansas.