LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) joined Governor Mike Beebe today to announce a new initiative to better position Arkansas to strategically compete for projects requiring large acreage. Those locations worthy of the “Advance Arkansas Sites” distinction must be ready for rapid industrial development and meet AEDC’s highest standards of quality.
Two large-acreage sites, the Little Rock Metro Mega Site and West Memphis Mega Site, are already featured online (click here). Each location lists property information, demographics and workforce information to educate prospective businesses on the economic and environmental landscape of Arkansas.
“Arkansas must use every tool available to highlight our state’s economic advantages in a competitive global marketplace,” Governor Beebe said. “Companies looking to call Arkansas home need easy access to the right information that will immediately put us in the conversation for potential projects large and small alike.”
“It is imperative for our state to continue to find innovative ways to market our competitive advantages to those companies needing large-acre sites,” said Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “Advance Arkansas Sites is a proactive tool that allows decision makers quick access to detailed information on Arkansas’s best, large-acreage sites.”
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