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Metro Little Rock offers a central location, good infrastructure and proximity to auto assemblers and suppliers in the southern US.
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Lonoke is known for its charm and small town life with big-city conveniences.

Metro Little Rock - Momentum Is Here

The Metro Little Rock Alliance mission is to cultivate regional growth and prosperity throughout the area by marketing the region's strengths and advantages to prospective companies and site location consultants for the purpose of attracting investment and creating jobs.   Five critical factors that determine the success of our Central Arkansas businesses include:

  • Pro-business environment: Centrally-located twelve-county region; low cost of doing business; diverse business base; future-oriented financial services companies; culture of entrepreneurship.

  • Workforce: Large available workforce; affordable technically skilled workers; mobile workforce; good value for wages.

  • Education: Easily accessible universities and community colleges; many workers prefer to remain in the region; low employee turnover; emphasis and support of continuing education; a clear focus by leaders to continually improve K-12 education.

  • Infrastructure and Sites: 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 Bill and Hillary Clinton  National Airport facilities.

  • Lifestyle: Low cost of living; variety of available and affordable housing; beautiful natural environment; affordable recreation, entertainment, and cultural venues, including the Clinton Presidential Library, located in Little Rock, Arkansas; many popular recreational venues ranging from horse racing and theme parks to lakes and national parks.

News & Events
Hewlett-Packard Announces 200 New Jobs for Conway Facility
Hewlett-Packard announces plans to establish a "regional industry development center" in Conway that would add approximately 200 jobs during 2014.
Summit Poultry, Inc. Acquires Former Horizon Foods in Pine Bluff
Summit Poultry, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the former Horizon Foods poultry processing facility in Pine Bluff. The company will process spent hens and employ 100 people.
Prime-Line, Inc. Expands in Arkansas Creating 50 Jobs
Prime-Line, Inc. is expanding in Malvern, creating 50 new jobs and investing $6.7 million in new facility and equipment.
Vinh Long Announces New Morrilton Manufacturing Facility
Vinh Long announced plans to locate in Morrilton employing 75 people and investing $5 million.
nGage Labs to open Analytics Innovation Center in Little Rock
nGage Labs, a leading provider of on-premise customer engagement solutions, will open an Analytics Innovation Center in Little Rock's River Market District. The company plans to hire 35 knowledge-based jobs.
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