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Arkansas Business & Communities

How can I learn about local and state ballot issues

What 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

Where can I develop my leadership skills?

How do local governments address local needs?


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Community, Professional & Economic Development Highlights


Featured Resources

Cover of "Show Me the Money: A Guide to Funding and Financing Community and Economic Development in Your Community or Region" publication

Fund your Project

Resources to help fund community & economic development projects.

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.