Community and Economic Development in Arkansas

Business & Communities

What can I do to improve the local economy and quality of life? Are there resources and opportunities available to help businesses and communities achieve their goals? Explore our website or contact your county Extension office to learn how the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service can support local efforts to develop forward-looking leaders, vibrant communities and a better economic future for businesses large and small.


Arkansas will be hosting this year's National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals in Little Rock on May 17-20.  

Above and beyond.

Cover of Rural Profile of Arkansas


Rural Profile of Arkansas. 

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Gold shovel in the dirt

Breaking new ground

LeadAR alumni in action. 

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Training and Education