For two years in a row, the Little Rock
region has been named "America's Fourth
Strongest Economy" by the Brookings
Institution's MetroMonitor. The Wall Street
Journal calls it the nation's "Sixth Best Real
Estate Market," while Forbes says it is
America's "Seventh Best Place for Jobs."
Where miles equal minutes, one million
people live within 50 minutes
of downtown Little Rock. So, 12 central
Arkansas counties and their
unique communities united to
compete as one common,
globally recognized brand -
Little Rock. Six years and over
$1.45 billion in new capital
investment, $450 million in
new annual payroll, and
11,800 jobs later, the results
are indisputable and historically
According to the Federal Reserve Bank
of St. Louis, "Little Rock has one of the
lowest unemployment rates of any city in
the United States. Little Rock's regional
approach to job creation has resulted in job growth even
amidst a deep recession.Bringing together regional resources
and assets is imperative for communities wanting to build more
resilient economies after the recession."
Companies such as Caterpillar, HP, LM Wind Power, and
Saint-Gobain have recently invested in the Little Rock region. If
you want to find out why, or if you are interested in Little Rock
yourself, just go to www.metrolittlerockalliance.com and check
out what we have to offer your company. But, don't take our
word for it; read what these companies have to say about what
Little Rock has to offer. We hope to see you soon.
The facility in North Little Rock completely met our needs.
Certainly the positive business climate in Arkansas was a big
part of that, and frankly it was also the team we were working
- Jon Harrison,
Caterpillar Plant Manager
We couldn't be happier
with the location.
Not only is the site ideally
located to serve
some of the central
U.S. demand for wind
Arkansas was also able
to accommodate our
schedule, and we have every confidence they will exceed our
- Roland M. Sundén, LM Wind Power CEO
HP believes that our facility in Conway will allow us to build
stronger customer relationships while also bringing jobs and
investment into the community. We're proud of the partnership
we've made in Arkansas as we foster future HP leaders in the
state, and our collaborative spirit will benefit all involved.
- David Cronk, HP Vice President of U.S. Sales,
ESSN Inside Sales
Saline County is the perfect location because of its proximity
to many of our major oil and gas customers, and because it
allows us to access Arkansas's highly skilled work force.
We also have ample room for future expansion if needed.
- John Crowe, Saint-Gobain Corporation
(North America) President & CEO