The Central Arkansas Region is one of the country’s best values, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The area is a pro-business environment, centrally-located in an 11 county region with a low cost of doing business; diverse business base; future-oriented financial services companies; and a culture of entrepreneurship.
The Central Arkansas Region also offers a large available workforce, affordable technically-skilled workers, and good value for wages.
Another attractive aspect of the area is our easily accessible universities and community colleges. Many workers prefer to remain in the region. There is low employee turnover with emphasis and support of continuing education, and a clear focus by leaders to continually improve K-12 education.
The region has a low cost of land and construction, low cost of doing business, large utilities capacity, foreign trade zone, central highway system (intersection of I-40 and I-30), easy access to port, rail, and Little Rock National Airport facilities.
The best characteristic of the region are: the low cost of living, a variety of available and affordable housing, a beautiful natural environment, affordable recreation, entertainment, and cultural venues – including the Clinton Presidential Library, located in Little Rock. In addition, there are many popular recreational activities, ranging from horse racing and theme parks, to beautiful pristine lakes such as Lake Maumelle and Lake Winona, and national parks.