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Targeted Industries

Advanced manufacturing

An accessible location with road, water, rail, and air combined with skilled workforce and talented pipeline of students makes Little Rock an ideal place for manufacturing. When it comes to energy costs, Arkansas is ranked 8th lowest in the nation an ...

Corporate operations

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Central Arkansas are four-year public universities with each an enrollment of 12,000 that provides a talent pipeline for corporate operations. Corporate operations in Little Rock Ally Fi ...

Distribution and logistics

With its central location and comprehensive transportation infrastructure, Little Rock is home to a number of distribution and logistics companies. The region offers an intermodal network including interstates with direct access to I-40 (California t ...

Energy technologies

Little Rock is home to two of the seven regional transmission organizations in the United States: Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). Both organizations oversee cost-effective delivery of electric power thr ...

Financial services and technologies

The largest, private investment bank outside Wall Street is headquartered in Little Rock: Stephens Inc., which was founded in 1933 and has 25 offices worldwide. Little Rock is the birthplace of FinTech and hosts the VC FinTech Accelerator powered by ...


The Little Rock region is the home of several leading national and multi-national business/organization headquarters.

Healthcare and medical

The Little Rock region is the center of the healthcare industry in Arkansas with more than ten medical hospitals and numerous other psychiatric and drug rehabilitation facilities. The University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS), Baptist Health ...

Startups and innovation

With the presence of the Little Rock Tech Park, The Venture Center, VC FinTech Accelerator Program, and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, among other assets, Little Rock is becoming known and respected in the startup/innovation sector. Little R ...

Ready to relocate or expand?


Contact Ben France, VP of Economic Development, at 501.377.6004.

Data That Drives Arkansas

Arkanstats is an economic dashboard offering information ranging from commute times to available skilled labor, provided by the Arkansas Economic Development Institute.

Major Employers

The Little Rock region is home to many large employers in a variety of industries. Government, healthcare, manufacturing/distribution and banking/finance are the top employers. Little Rock has seen a growth in FinTech and tech-related companies.

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.