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International business happens in Little Rock. The region is home to more than 40 global businesses in multiple industries.

The region’s largest manufacturer, Dassault Falcon Jet, headquartered in France, has their largest facility in the world in Little Rock. 

With transportation capacity, access to a sizeable workforce, and low cost of doing business, Little Rock is a great American home for international business.

Trade

The Port of Little Rock is home to Foreign Trade Zone 14, located on a 25-acre tract with a 104,000 square foot general purpose building. Material handling and administrative services are available. A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a site within the United States, in or near a United States Customs port of entry, where foreign and domestic merchandise is generally considered international commerce. The United States Congress created this program to stimulate international trade and thereby create jobs and investment in the United States rather than abroad.

The World Trade Center Arkansas, headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas, has an office in Little Rock. The center was established at the University of Arkansas to help companies in the state access global markets through comprehensive trade promotion services such as market research, consultation, foreign trade mission participation, and business-to-business meetings.

The Department of Commerce has a U.S. Export Assistance Center in Little Rock. The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

Consulates

The Little Rock region is home to a Mexican Consulate — Consulado de Carrera de México. The Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock began its services to the Mexican community residing in the regions of Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and western Tennessee on April 25, 2007.

Little Rock is also home to a Honorary Ghana Consulate and a Honorary Consulate for Czech Republic. 

AEDC International Offices

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the state's commerce department located in Little Rock, has three offices worldwide: Germany, Japan, and China. 

Need more information about economic development?

If you have questions about how the chamber can help your business or how you can get involved in growing our regional economy, contact the Economic Development Team.