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Arkansas Business & Communities

How can I learn about local and state ballot issuesWhat can I do to improve the local economy and quality of life? How can our community or region plan for the future in the 21st century economy? Are there opportunities for my business to sell goods and services to government agencies? Explore our website or contact your county Extension office to learn how the Cooperative Extension Service can support your efforts to develop forward-looking leaders, vibrant communities (including local food resources) and a better economic future for businesses large and small. Looking to keep up with the latest news and events? Visit our CED blog and get details.


Apply by August 3 to Strengthen Retail and Hospitality Sectors in Your Region

Retail, tourism and entertainment provide jobs and business opportunities that often drive rural economies We are launching a new pilot program, Create Bridges, to help strengthen these industries. Want to be the first region in the state to participate in this first-of-its-kind program?


Community & Economic Development Highlights


Featured Resources

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Property Taxes

Find out how are property assessments are calculated.

Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC)

Government Contracting

Free training & technical assistance to help you sell goods & services to the government. 

Training and Education


  • Local Government                                                                                            Explore how counties provide services in a changing economic climate.

  • Public Policy Center

    Get unbiased information & learn how you can become engaged.

  • Strategic Planning                                                                                           Discover how you can shape the future of your community and region.

  • Tax Schools
    Learn from an IRS-approved Continuing Education Provider.

  • Voter Education

    Find out about state and local ballot measures that may affect you.